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Jon Jones tells Dominick Reyes, ‘Many talk s*it, all have fallen,’ gets challenged in return

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UFC 239 Jones v Santos Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

UFC light heavyweight standout Dominick Reyes is definitely on champ Jon Jones’ radar. As for a potential fight is on the horizon, that’s unclear. But let the war of words begin.

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.

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.

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.

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.