UFC top heavyweight Curtis Blaydes says he has no plans to fight former light heavyweight champion John Jones. At least until the management of the promotion offers him a generous fee.
“No, I will not fight Jones. If I win the fight against Derrick Lewis, I want to get a title chance. I am not going to become cannon fodder so that someone can raise their reputation. I have already built a reputation for myself and I believe that deserved the title fight.
It seems to me that I shouldn’t accept this fight if I don’t need it. I will not fight Jones to prove that I deserve the title fight. This is funny.
Let’s talk about money. I’m not going to fight Jones for two hundred pieces, this is some kind of joke. I think many people forget that we are paid our fees, regardless of the name of the opponent. So I don’t have to fight Jones to make my 200,000. I can fight the bag and get the same amount. If I fight John, I want money, “said Blades.
Charles Oliveira promised to end the war in a duel with Ferguson
Brazilian lightweight Charles Oliveira (29-8 MMA, 17-8 UFC) is poised to take his career to the next level when he shares the octagon with Tony Ferguson (25-4 MMA, 15-2 UFC) at the upcoming UFC 256 , which will take place on December 12th.
“I accepted this fight on a 20-day notice, but for me this is a chance to demonstrate my talent, and to show that I am ready to fight any fighter from the top 5, which I have already said many times in the past,” the website quotes Oliveira. UFC.com. – “My time has come. On December 12th, I shock the world.
I expect this fight to be a real war, because we are both good in stance and on the ground. We both like to fight and we both put pressure on our opponents. Fans can rest assured that they are in for a war in the Octagon, but they also need to know that when this is over, it will be my hand that will be raised. This is my moment. I have a lot of respect for Ferguson: he is a fantastic fighter, but now my time has come. “