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Thursday, Feb 06, 2020

UFC 247: Dominick Reyes Argues Jon Jones Can’t Fully Prepare to Face Undefeated Challenger

Dominick Reyes (photo via YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Dominick Reyes has been competing in the UFC for over two years and has fought six times in the Octagon to date. But, the light-heavyweight contender says Jon Jones and his team won’t be able to fully prepare for what he’ll bring at UFC 247.

Reyes has been booked for the championship, February 8th fight, after taking out Chris Weidman in October. While speaking to the media recently about the upcoming match-up, Reyes said this (quotes via MMA Junkie):

“I’ve been studying Jon from the beginning, since I started,” Reyes said. “It’s no secret he was the champ when I started. I fully respect him, but what he’s done in the past means nothing for this fight. It’s irrelevant. He’s changed, he’s evolved over the years. He’s become a smarter fighter, a more technical, plotting fighter. That’s how you stay champ for a long time.

“You look at your opponents and address what they’re good at and beat them there and nullify their game. That’s what he’s done. He’s been very good at it. But a guy like me, you don’t know what I’m going to come out with. There’s not enough on me. I don’t even know how to beat me. I’m so fresh in this game and changing so much every day.”

Jones (25-1, 1 no-contest), meanwhile, will be fighting for the first time since July, when he defeated Thiago Santos by split decision.

UFC 247 will be hosted by the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:30 am
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