Curtis Blaydes Calls Out Jon Jones Following “Tiny” Comment: If They Hit Me Up For Jon… I’ll Take That Fight!

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A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat Banerjee is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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UFC Heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes has recently called out Jon Jones for a fight, in the wake of the recent back and forth between him and the former two-time UFC Light Heavyweight champion.

It all started prior to UFC Fight Night 208 on 23rd July where Curtis Blaydes earned a TKO victory over Tom Aspinall, who suffered a knee injury just 15 seconds into the fight. Before the event, Blaydes appeared on the The Fighter vs. The Writer podcast where he opened up on Jon Jones’ upcoming rumored heavyweight debut against Stipe Miocic.

Blaydes predicted Stipe as the winner, stating that the two-time UFC Heavyweight titleholder has “one-punch knockout power” as well as “multiple five-round heavyweight fight experience”, something he opined Jones lacks.

The remarks didn’t sit well with “Bones”, who took to Twitter to hit back at Blaydes, calling his comments “ridiculous”.

“Jon doesn’t have one punch knockout power or five round championship experience, that’s why he’ll lose to Stipe. Bro you literally sound ridiculous,” tweeted Jones.

In another follow-up tweet, Jones called Blaydes “tiny” and told him to focus on the Aspinall fight.

“Focus on your fight this weekend Tiny, you’ve been rooting against me for years now. I see you. Hating on me won’t propel you into being a champion. Less hate, more work” he wrote.

Bro, you know I’m not tiny: Curtis Blaydes reverts back to Jon Jones

In a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, “Razor” elaborated the matter to Ariel Helwani, questioning Jones for his anger, as well as revealing that he will be up for a fight with him if the UFC books it.

“I don’t think he (Jones) read everything I said. I think he read the first line and was just like, ‘Ah!’ But all I said was I picked Stipe over Jon Jones, because Stipe has five-round title fight experience at heavyweight. With Jon, he does not. Why does that make you angry?” said Blaydes, “I also said, ‘Jon, he hasn’t shown he has one-punch knockout power,’ which isn’t a bad thing. There’s a lot of guys who don’t have one-punch knockout power that have the belt. Khabib, he had the belt. Izzy, does he have one-punch knockout power? There’s a lot of guys that don’t have one-punch knockout power.”

“I don’t understand why he took such offense to what I said, but I’m over it,” he went on, “I don’t feel like I said anything super disrespectful or super aggressive. Maybe he had a few too many drinks that night. I don’t know.”

“I’m like, ‘Bro, you know I’m not tiny,’” Blaydes concluded, “I don’t know what that was about. If they hit me up for Jon, I’m down. I’ll take that fight.” [H/T MMA FIghting]

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