The undefeated Reyes has worked his way up to a title shot at 205-pounds after winning six straight UFC fights. Decision wins over Ovince Saint Preux and Volkan Oezdemir meant Reyes found himself in the upper echelon of the division, and a recent KO win against Chris Weidman was enough for the UFC to grant him the best shot at Jones.
His trash talk is brother trash talk, Reyes told Submission Radio. I have brothers, he has brothers. It’s when you have a bunch of brothers and you guys are all around and it’s competition there constantly. It’s little jabs, it’s little shots about their biggest insecurities just to mess with them and get them mad. And then they do something and you’re like, Mum. It’s the same thing, he’s like a little kid. It’s the exact same like trash talking. It’s kind of childish.
Though many consider him undefeated, Jones hasn’t lost a fight in over a decade. And since winning back his light heavyweight title last year. He has defended it twice in 2019 with decision wins against Anthony Smith and Thiago Santos. Reyes continued by saying Jones’ tank won’t help him; and no matter what he says before the fight. It won’t affect his approach at all.