Jones on Saturday answered an emphatic callout by Reyes less than one day after his stoppage win of ex-middleweight champ Chris Weidman at UFC on ESPN 6. He appeared to welcome the fight before his attention went elsewhere.
Many have talk shit, all have fallen. You will do the same— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) October 19, 2019
Jones, who remains unbooked following a win over Thiago Santos at UFC 239, claimed his response was a pivot away from new middleweight champ Israel Adesanya, who earlier this week went hard on him via social media.
The two have sparred back and forth to whip up anticipation about an eventual showdown. But Jones claimed he’d already taken home a victory after those exchanges.
Dude kicked up his level of shit talking after his coach said I’m too mean. No need for me to engage anymore. Already won that one https://t.co/kIHZpxVMYV— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) October 19, 2019
Jones again entertained a possible move to heavyweight, which he’s repeatedly hedged on despite intense fan interest. Once targeted to fight Stipe Miocic, “Bones” said he’d rather stay at 205 pounds than challenge Miocic or avowed rival Daniel Cormier.
But amid all the verbal sparring, he again shifted gears and toyed with the idea.
I should just wait for the winner of DC and Stipe? Let these light heavies figure out who’s going to present the best challenge https://t.co/PfTK5LxrJN— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) October 19, 2019
Probably going to need a few months to pack on some muscle anyway— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) October 19, 2019
None of that meant anything to Reyes, whose highlight-reel win set up a direct message to “Bones.” Quick to the keyboard, he tried to entice Jones to put his money where his mouth is.