Curtis Blaydes doubts victory will secure him a fight with Jon Jones

Curtis Blaydes explains why he thinks Jon Jones won't fight him next.

by Aryan Lakhani
Curtis Blaydes doubts victory will secure him a fight with Jon Jones
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Curtis Blaydes will be fighting the UFC interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall at the UFC 304 co-main event on 27th July. The winner of this fight is expected to face the winner of Jon Jones vs Stipe Miocic. Curtis Blaydes isn’t very confident about facing Jon Jones next even if he’s successful in beating Aspinall; he thinks Jon Jones will retire unofficially.

Curtis Blaydes on Jon Jones

In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Curtis Blaydes shared his thoughts on Jon Jones' future in the UFC.

“If I win or if Aspinall wins, I don’t think Jon’s going to fight anyone outside of Stipe,” Blaydes said, as quoted by “After Stipe, he walks away into the sunset. I think he likes to toss out different scenarios like, ‘What if I fought Alex Pereira? What if I fought Aspinall? What if I fought Blaydes?’ He wants people to talk about him, which I get.

The more you get talked about the better your following grows and it helps your sponsors. I get it. He’s skilled at it. He’s been on the internet for as long as I’ve had Facebook and Instagram, he’s always been a presence.

He knows what he’s doing. But do I honestly believe he would risk his legacy against a guy like me? No. Cause if he beats me, what does it do for his legacy?”.

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