One of the biggest questions troubling the mixed martial arts (MMA) community is – who will face Jon Jones next?
Jones is coming off of a split decision victory over Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 in Houston. However, many seem to think Reyes should’ve won the fight, and was the victim of suspect judging in Texas. With that being said, there’s no denying the fight was a close one, and Reyes gave Jones one of the toughest fights he has had in years.
Recently, on his “Fight Companion” podcast with Eddie Bravo, Brendan Schaub, and Bryan Callen, longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan offered his thoughts on the matter. Rogan suggested that he’s excited for a potential rematch between Jones and Reyes. In fact, Rogan thinks the challenger will be even better if they run things back a second time around. (H/T MMA Fighting)
“I’m excited to see that rematch,” Rogan said. “I think Dominick Reyes will be even better in the rematch. I think Dominick Reyes realizes now that it’s all about having the energy in that third, fourth, and fifth round, and having now been to the top of the mountain and faced the dragon, I think he’s gonna come back better than ever.”
Rogan then doubled down by saying that he’d like to see a Jones vs. Reyes rematch next. He also took a shot at one of the Texas judges who scored the original fight four rounds to one for “Bones.”
“I’d like to see it,” Rogan said referencing Jones’ impressive performance in rematches. “I want to see what Reyes can do, too. Reyes has got that rub now. Reyes is gonna come into that second fight knowing he came a c*nt hair away from being the light heavyweight champion of the world. One judge gave it to Jon four rounds to one which is f*cking embarrassingly bad but other than that . . .”