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Midnight Mania! Jon Jones fires back at Jan Blachowicz, ‘Build your own legacy’

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Try as Jan Blachowicz might, Jon Jones just isn’t impressed.

Ever since Jones announced his intention to move to Heavyweight, Blachowicz has acted slightly. As Jones’ replacement as the 205-pound kingpin, Blachowicz has called several times for a fight with “Bones,” promising to knock out the longtime champion.

Today, Jones took to Twitter to respond to Blachowicz. “Hey Jan, how about you build your own legacy without talking sh*t about me,” Jones wrote. “Go out, win 10 world titles and then parade yourself as some unbelievable fighter. Someone I ran away from. Just another option for you.

“I was so afraid of Jan that I went after Francis and Stipe, legendary polish tales,” Jones continued.

Blachowicz is not in the wrong for trying to chase a high-profile title bout, but it’s hard to argue with Jones’ logic. He’s pursuing arguable the scariest fighter alive in Ngannou, the heaviest puncher in the sport. Blachowicz hits hard, sure, but he’s far more comparable to Jones’ past competition than “The Predator.”

As Daniel Cormier said, it’s absurd to think Jones is afraid of Ngannou ... which makes it even sillier to believe he’s ducking “Polish Power.”

Insomnia

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Insane speed and should mobility on this elbow!

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There is no such thing as too many core conditioning videos:

Slips, rips, and KO clips

Getting low kick TKO’d just seems really, really unpleasant. It’s going to be a rough few days afterward for Naurdiev too.

I don’t feel great posting this clip because my buddy gets sat down near the beginning of it, but there are some seriously great knockouts in this Strawweight highlight:

Spinning elbow out of NOWHERE!

Random Land

I didn’t even know the single kick flip in a kayak was a thing.

Midnight Music: Mom pick #2, The Killers’ Brandon Flowers covers with great George Harrison with Dhani Harrison on guitar!

Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.