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Exclusive: Ali Abdelaziz opens up on Jon Jones’ future and which legend should fight Jan Blachowicz

Jon Jones was arrested on suspicions of DWI on Thursday
Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones waits in a timeout as he defends his title against Daniel Cormier during the UFC 182 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones retained his title by unanimous decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Jon Jones gave up his UFC Light Heavyweight title to move a division up in hopes of getting the belt

The Schmozone podcast had one of the biggest names in MMA with Ali Abdelaziz sharing thoughts on several big issues.

The Egyptian, head of Dominance MMA, spoke about several of his clients but also opened up on some legends of the sport.

Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes was a controversial clash
Dominick Reyes and Jon Jones in their UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout during UFC 247 (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

One of those was Jon Jones. The American vacated the UFC Light Heavyweight title and moved up to the Heavyweight one.

Jones is considered as one of the greatest MMA stars of all-time but plans on picking up the belt. The Schmo asked what was next for Jones and Abdelaziz claimed that he would fight for the title but not against Stipe Miocic.

“Jon can do whatever the f*** he wants. He is the GOAT.

“I think Francis Ngannou is going to fight Stipe. I think Jon will put on some weight and fight the winner.”

Abdelaziz added that there would never be another Jones in the world. He added that Jones was misunderstood and Bones had done a lot of great things for the people of Albuquerque.

Not the time for Blachowicz

Jan Blachowicz picked up the vacant Light Heavyweight title at UFC 253. He defeated Dominick Reyes with an incredible performance and called out Jones for a fight.

However, Abdelaziz claimed that this fight wouldn’t do much for Jones and it would be better for Bones to fight in the Heavyweight one.

Jan Blachowicz made light work of Dominick Reyes at UFC 253
Jan Blachowicz of Poland punches Dominick Reyes in their light heavyweight championship bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Abdelaziz still wanted another legend to face off against the new Light Heavyweight champion and named Daniel Cormier as the fight that Blachowicz deserved:

“I would like to see DC cut down to 205 and fight Jan Blachowicz. Jan Blachowicz deserves a legend like DC.”

Abdelaziz also had a word of warning for Blachowicz as he believed DC could defeat the champion.

Cormier is a former Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight champion in the UFC but retired after losing to Miocic in a title clash at UFC 252.

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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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