Jon Jones should “keep his word,” according to UFC champion Blachowicz

Jon Jones should “keep his word,” according to UFC champion Blachowicz

Jones had agreed to fight Blachowicz before relinquishing his light heavyweight belt last year, but the pound-for-pound king does not appear to be interested in fighting in the weight class again.


But don’t worry: Blachowicz is eager to fight Jones at heavyweight if the JacksonWink product refuses to return to 205 pounds.


“Of course, I can beat him at heavyweight,” Blachowicz told retired UFC welterweight Mike Swick on the ‘Real Quick with Mike Swick’ podcast (h/t Kenny Lee of MMA News). “We can do this extra fight — not for the [heavyweight] title if he wants — no problem for me. I am going to be ready.”


Blachowicz is a champion who must defend his light heavyweight title, but the Pole maintains that fighting Jones is his #1 goal right now, regardless of whether or not a UFC belt is on the line.


“He promised me this fight and I will not stop talking about this, after when I beat Corey [Anderson], he promised me this fight,” Blachowicz said. “So he has to keep his word and let’s go, let’s do this. … Anywhere, any weight. I will catch him somewhere in the future.”


Blachowicz most recently defended his championship with a unanimous decision win over Israel Adesanya at UFC 259, and he will face Glover Teixeira at UFC 266 on September 25 at a TBA site.

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