Jon Jones Wants Dominick Reyes for Next UFC Fight: I'm 'Beating His Ass Next'

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistNovember 7, 2019

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 06:  Jon Jones of the United States looks on after his  after their UFC Light Heavyweight Title bout with Thiago Santos of Brazil at T-Mobile Arena on July 06, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Jones defeated Santos by decision. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has made it clear he would prefer to take on Dominick Reyes in his next fight, not Corey Anderson.

The 32-year-old took to Twitter to explain that, after analysing the duo, it is Reyes he sees as the bigger challenge:

Reyes, 29, is undefeated in 12 fights in his professional MMA career.

Most recently, he knocked out Chris Weidman in the first round of their Boston clash on October 18 in his debut at light heavyweight.

Anderson, meanwhile, knocked out Johnny Walker after two minutes, seven seconds at UFC 244 in New York on Saturday.

The 30-year-old, who is 13-4 in his MMA career, believes Walker's profile means he should get his shot at Jones before Reyes:

Jones, 32, has three wins in succession since he was stripped of his light heavyweight title in 2017 after testing positive for the steroid turinabol.

The American stopped Alexander Gustafsson in the third round at UFC 232 in December 2018, won by unanimous decision against Anthony Smith at UFC 235 back in March and beat Thiago Santos via split decision at UFC 239 in July, his 13th UFC title fight victory. 

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