LONDON – Sure, every UFC fighter is chasing after a title, but Dominick Reyes isn’t afraid to admit he’s chasing a fighter, as well.
Reyes (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) takes on Volkan Oezdemir (15-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 5 event at The O2 in London, and the fast-rising light heavyweight said he’d love a fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones should he prove victorious.
“It’s win this one and either get a crack at Jon or fight another No. 1 or No. 2 guy and fight Jon,” Reyes told MMAjunkie. “That’s the goal, right?”
Reyes is currently ranked No. 9 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie MMA light heavyweight rankings, while Oezdemir checks in at No. 5. It seems Thiago “Marreta” Santos may currently have the inside track on a fight with Jones, but the undefeated Reyes is certainly making a charge.
Things change quickly in a sport that is all about “What have you done for me lately?” and Reyes intends on providing a memorable moment.
“The people of London are totally going to appreciate my fighting style,” Reyes said. “I’m definitely going to put on a show.”
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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