The next UFC light heavyweight title challenger Dominick Reyes is planning on winning the belt against Jon Jones in honour and memory of the late Basketball legend Kobe Bryant.
Bryant to the entire world’s shock passed away this past week in a tragic helicopter crash that also took the life of his young daughter and a couple of other people including the pilot. Black Mamba’s chopper crashed because of low visibility in a nearby mountain.
UFC 247 is set to take place on 8th February 2020 at Toyota Centre, in Houston, Texas.
Reyes recently talked about fighting Jones at UFC 247 in February. Reyes also said that he is going to win the title as a tribute Bryant. Here’s what he had to say:
I’ve never looked up to any other athlete but Kobe Bryant. Kobe’s mentality of no one is going to believe in you but you, I use that throughout my life. I made it to my university, I’m here [at UFC 247] on that philosophy. Nobody is going to believe in you but you, nobody is going to work for you, work when the lights are off, work when nobody’s looking, that’s what matters, that’s what makes a champion, winning is everything. I mean, I’d like to wear his jersey throughout the week but I don’t know if Reebok would be very excited about that. We’ll see. Definitely, win this belt, he’s definitely in my heart, definitely in my mind.