Jones to Reyes: Train Harder for Me Than You Did NFL

The intensity of the feud between Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes continues to pick up ahead of their light heavyweight title fight that headlines UFC 247 on February 8.

Yesterday, Jones took to Twitter to deliver a series of messages to Reyes in response to interviews the upcoming challenger has done recently. In these interviews, Reyes has reportedly brought up Jones’ previous drug and legal troubles that have plagued his career.

Jones is unbeaten in 17 straight fights, going 16-0 (1 NC) in that span, and his sole career loss came via a controversial disqualification in 2009. Jones has been the most dominant figure in the UFC’s light heavyweight division, if not the UFC as a whole, in the 2010s.

His out-of-the-cage troubles, however, have cost him some time in the cage and as champion. These include a 2015 hit-and-run incident that resulted in him being stripped of the light heavyweight title; a failed drug test days prior to the UFC 200 that resulted in him being stripped of the interim title, and canceling a planned unification bout rematch with Daniel Cormier and failing another test for UFC 214, which resulted in his title win there overturned to a No Contest, and the title returned to DC.

Despite his troubles, Jones tells Reyes his unstoppability as a champion will ensure Reyes tastes defeat for the first time as a pro.

Jones finally added a shot at Reyes’ attempts to play in the NFL.

Before taking up MMA, Reyes played football and wrestled, going on to play football at Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York. As a defensive back, he was twice named to the All-Conference team and became team captain, but he ultimately went undrafted.

Original Story: MMA Fighting

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