An undefeated Reyes would apparently call out Anthony Smith for a bout at UFC 233 a short time after Smith’s main event win at UFC Fight Night Hamburg, but Smith allegedly turned down the opportunity.
Reyes would take to Twitter to blast Smith for turning the fight down:
Hey @lionheartsmith, I was told u turned me down for a #1 contender fight in Jan/233 bc ur hand’s sore, so I guess you HAVE excuses. Heal up, let's do it in Feb or March, you pick! I'm gonna test that "lionheart"! -- #devastated #earnit #notthatman pic.twitter.com/YgLYkh3gb8— Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) December 3, 2018
Smith would get word of what Reyes tweeted and would issue several responses of his own through Twitter:
Hey— Anthony Smith (@lionheartsmith) December 4, 2018
Don't turn down fights w/Blachowicz & Manuwa then pretend you want to fight me.
Makes you look both afraid and thirsty. https://t.co/eOecDPZJwT
Lesson TWO:— Anthony Smith (@lionheartsmith) December 4, 2018
Your name ain't Jones or Gus, last I checked.
So..— Anthony Smith (@lionheartsmith) December 4, 2018
SLOW your STROLL,
There has been no response yet from Reyes as to what was tweeted by the higher ranked Smith. Neither fighter is booked for a bout at the moment, meaning there is a possibility they could still fight down the line.