With both fighters coming off main event losses, it would seem natural to pair them together in a future fight.
That may be exactly what Blachowicz is think, as he recently challenged Smith to a fight via Twitter:
I hear that @lionheartasmith wants a rematch with Jon Jones. Everyone knows it ain't gonna happen soon dude. Rooster is set for now. I’m free, you’re free - let's ----. We both have something to prove. @danawhite— Jan Blachowicz (@JanBlachowicz) March 5, 2019
Smith has yet to respond to the challenge laid out by Blachowicz, as both fighters competed less than a month ago. Smith also sits at #4 in the UFC Light Heavyweight Division rankings, while Blachowicz resides at #5, meaning a bout between the two could be in the cards in the near future.
In an interesting side note, both fighters recent opponents in Jones and Santos could be on a collision course, especially if UFC President Dana White gets his wish.