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Jon Jones fires back at Daniel Cormier for saying he gave up the belt to avoid Reyes rematch

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Jon Jones replied to the comments made by Daniel Cormier in which Cormier alleged that Jon Jones vacated the belt to avoid fighting Reyes in their rematch.

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Jan Blachowicz becomes the new light heavyweight champion at UFC 253 when he knocked out Dominick Reyes in the second round to win the title. After the fight, Blachowicz issued a challenge to the former champ and the light heavyweight goat Jon ‘Bones’ Jones. To this call out Jonny ‘Bones’ teased that he may be returning to reclaiming his thrown.

Speaking on ESPN on Monday, Cormier, the former UFC heavyweight, and light heavyweight champion discussed Jan Blachowicz’s title-earning victory over Reyes at UFC 253 and Jones’ tweets since.

“That’s so whacked,” Cormier said. “Have you ever met a guy that’s so out of touch? He’s so out of touch. It’s like, OK, Jon, then why not just go, ‘I was afraid of Dominick Reyes. Now I want to go back to 205 and fight Jan Blachowicz because he beat Dom’? That’s crazy. I mean, who does that? Who does that?

“He could have fought Reyes. This could have been him and Reyes (Saturday). This was supposed to be him and Reyes. Instead, he gave up the belt. He gave up the belt and said, ‘I want to fight at heavyweight.’ Now, ‘Maybe, I’ll go back?’ How could you be so out of touch? I don’t get it.”

Cormier also said that if Jones comes back to fight Blachowicz, he could beat him because of the speed advantage he has over Blachowicz.

(Blachowicz) is too slow to beat (Jones),” Cormier said. “The thing about Jones is people don’t realize he’s got a good chin. You can hit him. I hit him. A lot of us hit him. He can take punches. If Jan Blachowicz is out there and he’s too slow, Jones will pick him apart. God, I can’t believe it. Look, if I was still fighting at 205 or if I was still fighting today and you said, ‘D.C., you can fight Jan Blachowicz,’ I’d probably fight Jan Blachowicz. No disrespect, just because I think… it’s surprising, right?

“When you have footage of people getting old victories over him, you think you can do it, too. Any fighter does. If you’re a guy like myself or Jones, then, of course, you think you can beat him. That’s why Jones will go fight him.” 

Jones fires back at Cormier

Now Jon Jones has decided to fire back at his longtime rival Daniel Cormier and posted a tweet regarding it.

DC calling me out of touch. The only thing that was out of touch was consciousness from his body and that belt from around his waist. I get it, I’d hate me too,” he wrote in that tweet.

Though Jon hasn’t fought since UFC 247 against Dominick Reyes, many fighters keep calling his name and he has kept his twitter game strong while replying to all callouts. He is now training to make his heavyweight debut, his opponent and the fight is not yet disclosed.

What do you guys think of Jon Jones’s comeback fight?

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