As MMA fans eagerly anticipate the potential match-up between Curtis Blaydes and Jon Jones, the heavyweight contender is confident that he has what it takes to pose a formidable challenge to the former light heavyweight champion. Blaydes, known for his size, wrestling, athleticism, speed, and agility, believes that he has the tools to make it a tough fight for Jones.
In a recent interview, Blaydes spoke about his thoughts on a potential match-up with Jones, acknowledging the reach advantage that Jones possesses. “I know he has the reach, his arms are longer than my reach,” Blaydes said. “I would have to find a way to get in that zone type of range and I might have to use elbows, I might have to get in the clinch but I believe I could take him down. I believe once I take anyone down, the odds are in my favor.”
Blaydes is confident in his ability to utilize his wrestling skills to his advantage against Jones. With a strong wrestling background and a proven track record of takedowns in his fights, Blaydes believes that he can exploit Jones’ weaknesses on the ground. “For all those reasons [I’m the toughest matchup]— I have the size, I have the wrestling, I have the athleticism, I have the speed, I have the agility,” Blaydes said. “I have all the things you need to match up with a talent like Jon Jones.”
Blaydes’ confidence in his wrestling abilities is well-founded. With a record of 14 wins, 3 losses, and 1 no contest in his professional career, Blaydes has demonstrated his grappling prowess against notable opponents in the UFC heavyweight division. His relentless takedown attempts and ground-and-pound game have proven to be a winning formula in many of his fights.
In addition to his wrestling skills, Blaydes possesses the size and speed to potentially trouble Jones. Standing at 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing in at around 260 pounds, Blaydes is a physically imposing heavyweight with the ability to close the distance and get inside Jones’ reach. His speed and agility are also assets that he believes can give him an advantage in a potential match-up with Jones.
Blaydes is aware of the challenges he would face against Jones, but he remains optimistic about his chances. “I know he has the reach, his arms are longer than my reach,” Blaydes acknowledged. “I would have to find a way to get in that zone type of range and I might have to use elbows, I might have to get in the clinch but I believe I could take him down. I believe once I take anyone down, the odds are in my favor.”
In conclusion, Curtis Blaydes is confident in his ability to pose a tough challenge to Jon Jones in a potential match-up. With his size, wrestling, athleticism, speed, and agility, Blaydes believes that he has the tools to match up with Jones and potentially come out on top. While the fight between Blaydes and Jones is yet to be confirmed, fans can anticipate an exciting clash of styles if these two heavyweight contenders eventually face off in the Octagon.