UFC light-heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz is prepared to do something to struggle Jon Jones, even when which means assembly him at heavyweight.
In an interview with RT Sport, Blachowicz was adamant about his continued curiosity in battling Jones after defeating middleweight champion Israel Adesanya at UFC 259.
“I can meet him at 205 or at heavyweight, I don’t care,” Blachowicz stated. “Jon Jones, I believe he’ll keep at heavyweight. But when he modifies his thoughts, I’m ready for him.”
Blachowicz has been clamoring for a struggle with probably the most dominant UFC mild heavyweight champion of all-time since his knockout victory over Corey Anderson at UFC Battle Night time 167. It was anticipated that Jones would struggle Blachowicz for his subsequent light-heavyweight title protection, however he ended up vacating the belt and getting ready for a run within the heavyweight division.
Jones and the UFC are at present at-odds over negotiations for a heavyweight title struggle with newly-crowned champion Francis Ngannou. Jones and the UFC brass couldn’t come to phrases on a possible matchup with Ngannou in 2020 after failing to satisfy his calls for for more cash to maneuver up in weight.
Blachowicz additionally stated he’s prepared to battle Ngannou if the UFC can’t come to phrases on a cope with Jones later this yr.
“If UFC sends me, ‘You need to struggle in opposition to Francis?’ why not?” Blachowicz concluded. “He’s acquired energy like Predator. He has nice energy however no one has energy like Legendary Polish Energy.”
After defending his title at UFC 259, Blachowicz appears to be on a collision course with prime light-heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira for his subsequent struggle later this yr. Jones has continued to disclaim a return to light-heavyweight sooner or later.
What do you concentrate on Jan Blachowicz and potential future matchups with Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou? Do you suppose the Legendary Polish Energy would adapt effectively to heavyweight?