Dominick Reyes doesn’t care what fans will think should he become the new UFC light heavyweight champion.
Reyes will fight Jan Blachowicz to become the division’s newest champion at UFC 253. This comes as Jones vacated the UFC light heavyweight title due to his move to heavyweight.
Dominick Reyes Doesn’t Care If You Won’t View Him As Legitimate UFC Champion
While doing an interview with MMA Junkie, the title contender made it known that he doesn’t mind if you don’t see him as the real champ should he win the title come Saturday night.
“To be completely honest I could give a (expletive) less what anybody says about my belt,” Reyes told reporters, including MMA Junkie, on Wednesday at UFC 253 media day. “I’ll have a gold belt and I’ll have the money to match. So F out of here with that. … It’s another opportunity to get my belt. I’m here to claim what’s mine.”
“I feel like I can make a stoppage for sure,” Reyes said. “But at the end of the day all that matters to me is to get my hand raised. We’ll see. Sometimes you give a guy everything you’ve got and you can’t finish him. The goal of every fight is to finish the fight, sometimes you can’t finish them.”