Jon Jones is either trolling everyone or he’s going to be fighting again far sooner than any of us imagined.
Never seen a person carry a conversation by themselves like that before, impressive Joe Rogan.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) November 14, 2019
But Jones didn’t stay on the topic of Adesanya for long. Up and Tweeting, Jones quickly shifted to what was next for him and hinted that fans might be seeing him far sooner than expected.
Just a few weeks away from my next fight, can’t wait for you guys to find out when.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) November 14, 2019
The only event that would make sense for Jones to be fighting at in a few weeks would be UFC 245, except that show already is the most stacked card of the year, featuring three title fights as well as two other marquee bouts that could headline events on their own. Not to mention a the short time frame would hinder marketing efforts for one of the UFC’s biggest stars. However, the UFC’s next pay-per-view event following UFC 245, UFC 246, is set for Jan. 18th and still does not have a main event (though Conor McGregor is rumored to be returning then). It’s also possible, perhaps probable that Jones is implying his fight announcement will be made in a few weeks, but if that’s the case, he’s already let the cat out of the bag as to who he’ll be facing.
Continuing on his Tweet-storm, Jones teased out who he would be facing next before eventually revealing Dominick Reyes is the man who will be getting the title shot.
OK, the person I’ll be fighting has something in common with Ryan Bader and Daniel Cormier. https://t.co/f4jOEy1P6P— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) November 14, 2019
Jones has previously made it known that, of the possible contenders at 205, he thinks Reyes is the most interesting challenge. However, he also hasn’t seemed tremendously enthused about facing Reyes, instead seemingly more interested in a fight with Adesanya or perhaps, even taking a couple years off to wait for more exciting challenges to present themselves in the division. But Jones says after some contemplation, he’s ultimately decided to just keep on defending his title against whoever is around as a way to keep himself motivated.
Yeah I was thinking about holding out and playing money games but I said screw it. I’m only young once, I got plenty of money. I’m out after these contenders hearts, I’m out here dream collecting https://t.co/5W5rvpVWLo— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) November 14, 2019
Yeah it does, we can’t count the homeruns of yesterday. I feel most alive when I have a mission https://t.co/HB6KStEQkF— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) November 14, 2019
Well, there are worse ways to occupy his time while Jones waits for 2021.
The A-Side Live Chat.
Fighter Focus: Jan Blachowicz.
Shogun on his title fights with Machida.
Nick Diaz working the speed bag.
Khabib Q&A with school kid in Moscow. Says he hasn’t enjoyed winning in a while. Except McGregor.
Heavy Hands. Discussing Jacare’s move to 205, Shogun hanging around, and Zabit.
SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE
Izzy’s thoughts on humility.
sTAy hUmBuLL!— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) November 14, 2019
...humm deez nuts! https://t.co/sxeQFlF42u
Zhang Weili hinting at a fight with Joanna.
Mickey Gall with the respect.
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Unfortunately @carloscondit suffered an injury & our fight dec 7 is no longer happening. All love & respect to Carlos let’s wish him a speedy recovery. Get well & let’s do it when your able. We agreed let’s follow thru and give the fans what we promised. In the meantime @ufc is gonna find me someone else to break off
Lauren Murphy seems pretty pumped about getting to fight in Houston.
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HOUSTON!! ARE YOU READY FOR SOME VIOLENCE?!? I sure as fuck am!!! LETS GO!! I will be facing Andrea Lee right here in H-town, February 8th, 2020! This is a huge fight for me and surely one of the toughest in my career. A win here could put me in the top 5 , and you best believe I’m coming for it Let’s get it!!!!! #underdog #topten #earnednevergiven #mma #wmma #MurphyvsLee #Houston #usaindishoe
Weidman wants the winner of Rockhold vs. Rodriguez at Polaris.
I like this ! I’ll take the winner. https://t.co/7Nrrd0T1kb— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) November 14, 2019
Look 1) I’m talking about when we were fighting 2) I’d take him down so he’d have one shot on my way in 3) I’m a big fan of mike and have no desire to fight him. But hypothetically speaking, when we were fighting, yes I would’ve beat him! https://t.co/EYKCogSs60— Chuck Liddell (@ChuckLiddell) November 14, 2019
Paddy Pimblett (14-3) vs. Joe Giannetti (8-2-1); Cage Warriors 111, Nov. 22.
Junior dos Santos (21-6) vs. Curtis Blaydes (12-2); UFC Raleigh, Jan. 25.
Frankie Edgar (23-7-1) vs. Cory Sandhagen (12-1); UFC Raleigh, Jan. 25.
Andrea Lee (11-3) vs. Lauren Murphy (11-4); UFC Houston, Feb. 8.
Thanks for reading and see y’all tomorrow.
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