“Reyes is class”, “Class act” – Dominick Reyes wins Twitter over after incredible message for rival Jon Jones

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Jon Jones (R) in action during a UFC fight (Getty)

Dominick Reyes got his first MMA loss against Jon Jones at UFC 247

Former UFC Light Heavyweight contender, Dominick Reyes, shared some incredible praise for rival Jon Jones.

Jones is regarded as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, MMA star of all-time. The pair clashed for Jones’ Light Heavyweight title a few months back and it was the champion who came out on top.

Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes was one of the great fights in recent UFC history
Dominick Reyes and Jon Jones in their UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout during UFC 247 (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

This was Reyes’ first professional loss in his MMA career but the 30-year-old was keen on a rematch.

Reyes had suggested that it was Jones who didn’t want that fight. The champion had bigger plans on his mind though, he vacated the title recently and is moving up to the Heavyweight division.

That has opened the door for Reyes to get the title for the first time. The American faces Jan Blachowicz for the vacant title at UFC 253 but shocked Twitter with some praise for Jones.

Reyes thanked Jones for pushing him and wished him the best for his future journey. The 30-year-old also was hopeful of fighting against Jones in the future.

Twitter lauds Reyes for his comments

While the former contender conceded that things had gotten a little feisty between the pair, that was expected ahead of a title clash.

Reyes did give Jones a decent run for his money and many believed he had won the fight. However, he now has the chance to put his name up there with the best.

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Jon Jones vacated his UFC title recently (Twitter)

Blachowicz isn’t an easy opponent but Reyes does have a real chance of picking up the gold. It will also be interesting to see what happens with Jones in the Heavyweight division.

Bones is keen on facing Stipe Miocic for the title. However, Francis Ngannou wants another shot at glory and has called Miocic out.

While the UFC has some thinking to do about all this, many fans on Twitter praised Reyes for his excellent comments on Jones.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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