Dominick Reyes thinks UFC mild heavyweight champion Jon Jones needs no a part of a rematch.

Reyes (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) took Jones to the brink in the principle occasion of UFC 247, however was edged out in a slender choice loss after a combat that many individuals scored in his favor.

Ever since, Reyes has been campaigning for a rematch, with the UFC seemingly on board, however Jones has teased different choices, together with a transfer as much as heavyweight to face Francis Ngannou.

Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) is presently in a rift with the UFC, after Dana White shut down his request for a pay increase to combat Ngannou. Because of this, Jones threatened to vacate his title and continued to precise his discontent together with his compensation from the UFC.

However Reyes thinks it’s a ploy from Jones, who he says is avoiding a rematch with to dodge the chance of shedding his title.

“It was apparent man, that final combat was a canine combat and I took it to him,” Reyes stated in an interview with Chael Sonnen. “I pushed him to his limits. I pushed him someplace he’s by no means been. He’s by no means been outstruck, he’s by no means been damage like that, he’s by no means had an opponent that wasn’t afraid of him in any respect. … He’s not prepared to lose his belt for lower than no matter million {dollars}. He is aware of that belt is near being misplaced, so he’s doing no matter he can to keep away from preventing me once more.

“He’ll go to heavyweight, ‘I’ll take my first loss at heavyweight, are you guys pleased now? You noticed me get knocked out by Ngannou,’ I believe that’s kinda what he’s considering. Do every little thing he can to keep away from that to maintain his legacy, to maintain his belt. Presumably go as much as heavyweight and perhaps beat Francis and now OK now I could make a run on the heavyweight title.”