By: Mike Bohn |
October 19, 2019 3:38 pm
After Weidman (14-5 MMA, 10-5 UFC) suffered a first-round TKO loss to Reyes (12-zero MMA, 6-zero UFC) in the gentle heavyweight predominant tournament at TD Garden in Boston, “Bones” decided to make a choice out a shot on the dilapidated UFC middleweight champ for his unsuccessful 205-pound debut.
Equivalent to what took space to Luke Rockhold earlier this year, a soar up in weight class came with catastrophic results for a dilapidated middleweight champion. Jones (25-1 MMA, 19-1 UFC) made distinct to point that out (via Instagram):
Before you guys technique to my weight class and launch talking shit, construct obvious that it’s likely you’ll bag previous a number of of my contenders first 🤙🏾 #welcome
The shrink back of the likes of Weidman and Rockhold transferring as much as gentle heavyweight with sad results is that it takes distinguished fights off the table for Jones. Now the likes of Reyes and Jan Blachowicz are positioned as favorable doable challenger to his belt, and it’s inarguable those names fault to line his pockets the same potential.
The champion, nonetheless, doesn’t seem to recommendations too considerable.