I helgen kommer lätt-tungviktsmästaren Jon Jones att ta sig an den obesegrade Dominick Reyes under UFC 247 som äger rum i Houston i Texas. Reyes har 12-0 i sin professionella MMA-karriär och kan visa sig bli en ordentlig utmaning för ’Bones’.
UFC-kommentatorn Joe Rogan tror åtminstone på detta och menar att Reyes blir Jones farligaste motståndare sedan mötena mot Daniel Cormier.
Det här hade Rogan att säga via sin podcast ’Joe Rogan Experience’:
I believe that Dominick Reyes is the most dangerous fighter Jon Jones has faced since Daniel Cormier. I think Dominick Reyes presents a very unique set of challenges. First of all the length. The undefeated record, he is 12-0. There is confidence that comes with undefeated records and Dominick is extremely confident. He’s a believer in himself and that belief has lead him to stop guys like Chris Weidman, knock out OSP with one second to go. He’s got belief in his power and legit one-punch knockout power. He has great footwork and movement. He just had the opportunity to see Jon struggle with Thiago Santos, he has a style, he can mimic that kind of success, the chopping off the legs.
I think this is a dangerous fight for Jon. But, I also believe Jon knows it is a dangerous fight for Jon and Jon is a champion, a real champion, the greatest champion the light heavyweight division has ever known unquestionably. I think he is going to rise to the occasion, I think we are going to see the best Jon Jones. I think Jon Jones needs a real threat to scare him and work him up. And, I don’t know if Thiago Santos was that for him. Thiago Santos was a title defense and a chance for him to fight.
I don’t think that is what he gets scared of. Jon needs someone like Dominick Reyes a real threat so we see who he was in the second fight with Daniel Cormier when he head kicked him and knocked him out. The second fight with Alexander Gustafsson when he smashed him. That is the real Jon Jones, Jon Jones when he’s pressed. And, I think Dominick Reyes presents that kind of and we will see a killer Jon Jones.
Matchningen är utan tvekan intressant. Håller ni med om Rogans resonemang?