“Doesn’t exist for me” – Jan Blachowicz on fighting Jon Jones and what the greatest Polish fight in history is

Jan Blachowicz isn't upset at missing out on Jon Jones
Poland's Jan Blachowicz celebrates his win over British fighter Jimi Manuwa (L) in their Light Heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night at the O2 Arena in London on March 17, 2018. Accused of promoting an ultra-violent spectacle by allowing strikes on an opponent on the ground, the organization has put in place protocols to secure the health of athletes, including monitoring the impact on the brain of blows to the head. / AFP PHOTO / Tolga Akmen (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Jan Blachowicz faces Dominick Reyes for the vacant Light Heavyweight title but brought up Jon Jones in a recent interview

The Schmo caught up with UFC Light Heavyweight contender Jan Blachowicz and asked him about Jon Jones.

Jones was the former champion but he vacated the title to move up to the Heavyweight division. Blachowicz was expected to get a crack at Jones after the champ watched him demolish Corey Anderson.

Jan Blachowicz could win the Light Heavyweight title at UFC 253
Jan Blachowicz of Poland reacts after defeating Luke Rockhold of the United States during their UFC 239 Light Heavyweight bout at T-Mobile Arena on July 06, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

However, he faces up to Reyes, who was the last title defence for Jones. Many believed that Reyes had done enough to take the title from Jones, but he lost that fight via the judges.

Blachowicz vs Reyes should be an incredible fight at UFC 253, and the Polish star wasn’t all that upset at missing out at the Jones fight:

“Dominick Reyes, he almost beat him. It was a very close decision so they are in the same level.

“I don’t think about Jon Jones anymore, he doesn’t exist for me. I think only about Dominick and after Dominick, I believe that in the future I catch Jon Jones.

“He promised me we were going to fight after I knocked out Cory Anderson. He quit, so I have to fight him anywhere, anytime, anyplace.”

Greatest Polish fight

Some have been calling this as the biggest fight in the history of Polish MMA. However, Blachowicz was humble enough to snub those suggestions.

He brought up legendary Polish star Joanna Jedrzejczyk, a former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion, and a recent fight she participated in:

“This is not my word, people say that. For me, Joanna will always be our Queen in Poland but people say that and I am happy. It is amazing, it’s a great feeling if they say something like this but anyway I have to win this fight.”

Zhang Weili Strawweight champion
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 07: Weili Zhang punches Joanna Jedrzejczyk to a split decision win at T-Mobile Arena on March 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The fight that the Schmo was referring to was the title battle between Zhang Weili and Jedrzejczyk. This went all the way to the fifth round with both women going at all. Many called this as one of the greatest title bouts in MMA history and possibly the greatest women’s title bout ever.

Blachowicz didn’t rule out his fight being one of the greatest for Poland ever, but that depended on how the bout would go.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

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