The UFC is honing in on the next opponent for Jon Jones — with Dana White telling TMZ Sports they’re looking at undefeated Dominick Reyes as “the fight that makes sense.”
Reyes — who KO’d Chris Weidman in the 1st round of their Oct. 12 fight — is 12-0 as a pro and currently ranked #4 in the lightweight division. He’s also defeated guys like Jared Cannonier, Volkan Oezdemir and Ovince Saint Preux.
In fact, when we spoke with Reyes AFTER the Weidman fight — he was begging the UFC to give him a crack at the G.O.A.T.
“I got these hands. I got this heart. I’m Mexican. He’s never fought a Mexican. I’m tough as s**t and I’m never gonna stop!”
Well, good news for Reyes … seems like Dana White is on board.
“The fight that makes sense for Jon Jones is Dominick Reyes,” White said.
“He just came off an impressive win over Weidman, a lot of people saw it, pulled good ratings on TV. It’s the fight to make.”
Jon has been trashing Reyes on social media … saying things like, “Feel like I have nothing to gain by beating Dominic. I’ve actually felt that way about my last two opponents. I want a super fight.”
He also directed this at Reyes, too — “Many have talk s**t, all have fallen. You will do the same.”
Jones has said he wants to fight Francis Ngannou, but White says that’s not happening any time soon. When asked if a 2020 clash is a possibility, Dana said, “I don’t know.”
As for Ngannou, he’s been publicly asking for a fight — and Dana says they’ve got some cool stuff planned for him in 2020 … including a fight in France!!!
“We finally got France done,” White said … “We’ve been working hard for a long time to get that place open for MMA. And, we’ll do a fight there. And, obviously Francis would probably headline.”