It was absolutely no shocker that former Light Heavyweight legend Jon Jones was very active on social media amid the title fight between Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz. After the latter emerged as the new champion Jon Jones made sure to congratulate him over his dominating win at UFC 253. Jones, the long-time UFC light heavyweight champion, vacated his title during the summer as he will move up to heavyweight for his next bout.
There was no doubt that Jan Blachowicz was the underdog going in the fight. Yet, he surely answered his critics in some fashion. Blachowicz was dominant and aggressive since the very first minute of the fight. Following his first-round performance, Blachowicz ended the affair with a stunning TKO in the second-round.
Jon Jones congratulates Jan Blachowicz
With Blachowicz now being crowned as the new UFC light heavyweight champion, the old champion Jones took to his Twitter to congratulate the ‘humble’ new champion.
Jones wrote, “The more I think about it, I’m glad the belt went to such a humble guy. I’m sincerely happy for Jan.”
Blachowicz has been fighting as a professional since 2007. And at the age of 37 he finally achieved his life-long dream of being a UFC Champion. It’s admirable to see the former champ Jones coming out and giving him some nice words after he won the belt.
Blachowicz has won this belt, the hard-way. There is no doubt that he is a hard-working fighter who has experienced his fair share of ups-and-downs throughout his career. But there was no doubt on him being an elite talent at 205lbs.