Dominick Reyes, who is sitting at #8 in the UFC Light Heavyweight Division rankings, wants to be the fighter who takes the belt off of Jones.
“I would love to be the guy to dethrone Jones,” Reyes told MMA Junkie Radio. “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.”
Reyes wants Jones to win at UFC 235, but acknowledges that Smith can get the job done that night.
“I want Jones to win, but I think Smith can catch him,” Reyes said. “Smith is a tough competitor. He throws those hands. If he goes out there and throws caution to wind, he might get him.”
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