Jon Jones has lashed out at talk that Dominick Reyes was robbed of a victory on Saturday night by the judges at UFC 247 on Saturday night in a lengthy series of posts on Twitter.
“Dominic out struck me by literally 12 shots,” Jones, who won the fight by unanimous decision, wrote. “I scored the take downs, was the aggressor, control the octagon every round, had more significant strikes landed.. Dom completely stopped fighting in the championship rounds and has the audacity to be mad at the judges.
“Don’t be mad at the judges, be mad at Dom’s conditioning guy. man started to give up when the water got deep and is now going around doing interviews talking about being robbed. When will these young boys start taking responsibility ♂️ that’s what’s wrong with boys these days.
“At the end of the day, I got to be a part of another classic. I’m over here in ABQ smiling from ear to ear. Having fights like that tickles my pickle, it makes me feel so alive. Makes me feel like a man. Especially when you display having balls the way I did, nothing but a win.
“And I know my haters are pissed, which also makes me really happy lol
“Fights like those are the ones fans never forget. What a way to make history.
“If anyone was robbed, it was Dom’s fans, he robbed them of finishing the fight like a man. Going out on your shield isn’t for everyone I guess.
“I feel like critics are throwing the word robbery way too freely, there’s a huge difference between a close fight and a robbery.
“This will probably be one of the only times I defend myself about the fight. just glad it has everyone talking.
“I don’t think people realize how many ways this has been a blessing for me. Humbling, record-breaking, financially, a new rival, got to bring out the dog. #UFC247 is what it’s all about.”