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Dominick Reyes Would Love to Be the Guy that Takes Jon Jones’ Title

January 10, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Dominick Reyes spoke with MMAjunkie for a new interview discussing his desire to face Jon Jones and more. Highlights are below per MMAjunkie:

On wanting to face Jon Jones: “I would love to be the guy to dethrone Jones. It matters. That’s been the plan all along. I’ve kind of always wanted to fight Jones. I started fighting in 2012 and look at that – Jones was the guy then. So I’ve kind of been training for him the entire time.”

On Jones’ fight with Anthony Smith at UFC 235: “I want Jones to win, but I think Smith can catch him. Smith is a tough competitor. He throws those hands. If he goes out there and throws caution to wind, he might get him.”

On what he thinks it would take to beat Jones: “When you fight Jones you’ve got to look at this: He’s got master strategists in his corner, he always follows the game plan. You need to understand, how will you beat yourself? Then you need to adapt, just like he adapts, mid-fight. You kind of have to go, ‘F the Jon Jones lore.’ You’ve got to forget that. He’s just a man. Fight him. Don’t be scared of him. Those things you need to beat Jones. I’m going to beat Jones if nobody else does.”