A fight between Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz is in the works. No news as to if it’s a number one contender’s fight, an interim title, or for the possibly vacated Light Heavyweight Championship, which now is not vacant and sits around the waist of Jon “Bones” Jones.
The determining factor seems to be what is Jones’ next move. Will he defend against Blachowicz, who absolutely should be next? Does he make the long-awaited move to heavyweight as many want him to, and he himself has alluded to in the past, and as recently as this past Saturday night after #UFC252?
If Jones vacates, I can’t blame him. What else is there to do at light heavyweight, beat Blachowicz? No disrespect to Blachowicz, but he isn’t exactly the guy that people are clamoring to see. Reyes had a solid performance against Jones, but he lost, and while many feel he deserves an immediate rematch,(something I find ludicrous by the way) he doesn’t and he needs to fight and earn it if Jones stays at light heavyweight.
So many questions to be answered, this is about to get interesting!
Christopher James has been in the MMA industry for 15 years, Working as a ring announcer for promotions like the XFC, Island Fights, Combat Night and Fight Nights Global during his career. Chris’ love for the sport and the athletes that partake in it led him to writing and doing face to face interviews with the athletes he admired and respected. Chris isn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination, he has his own style, and takes pride in not being a “cookie-cutter” member of the media. Unique and sometimes controversial takes are what he brings to the table, forcing folks to think a little differently about the world of MMA. He also has a love for music as he has been a dj for 25 years and his love for music gets brought to the MMA world when he gets his guests to sing on his weekly show Cage Side with Christopher James which can be seen Wednesday nights on FACEBOOK LIVE, and soon via podcast.