Dominick Reyes excited to fight again at UFC Vegas 25
After suffering the first two losses of his career in 2020, Dominick Reyes is back.
The no. The 3rd UFC light heavyweight contender makes his return on Saturday to the main event of UFC Vegas 25 against No. 5 graded light heavy Jiri Prochazka.
Reyes’s first loss in 2020 was a unanimous loss of decisions against no. 1 Jon-for-pound fighter Jon Jones for the light heavyweight championship at UFC 247 in what many thought should be a victory for Reyes.
Reyes then had another chance on the belt, fighting Jan Blachowicz for the title after Jones left the belt at UFC 253.
Reyes’s first fight with Jones Jones not only gave him credibility with occasional fans and the general public, but he also focused on him because so many people believed he had won his fight against Jones.
This focus worsened with a knockout loss for Blachowicz months later putting Reyes in a foreign and unknown mindset. But the time Reyes needed to return to a more intimate mindset was the best thing that could have happened to his career.
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“It was a lot of soul searching, a lot of examining my camp. Examining myself. Looking at my mentality, and yes. “He died, but it was a disguised blessing, because I was able to return to what he is doing to me,” Reyes said. “I was able to get excited about the battles again and enjoy the whole process of everything.”
Reyes also enjoyed the fact that he was no longer in the aforementioned foreground.
“It was a lot of training in the dark. Training with not many eyes on me. “Everyone wrote to me after the last one, so it’s good,” Reyes said. “I can go back to work in the warehouse and make these backup bombs.”
With waiting time to reflect and reorganize, Reyes is ready for battle at Saturday night’s main event at UFC Vegas 25.