Jones not ruling out rematch vs. Reyes after narrow win
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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones appears open to a rematch with Dominick Reyes after edging him out in the UFC 247 main event Saturday night in Houston.

"It's my job to embrace the toughest challenges. That's what a champion is being about," Jones said at the postfight press conference.

"I fought (Daniel Cormier) twice, had no problem signing the contract," he continued. "I fought Alexander Gustafsson twice, no problem signing the contract. If the people want to see me fight Dominick again, it's gonna be up to (UFC president) Dana White to find a way to make that happen."

Jones defeated Reyes by unanimous decision to record the third title defense of his second reign and his 11th defense overall. However, many people thought Reyes deserved the judges' nod.

Reyes said afterward he "definitely" wants to run it back with Jones since he believes he should've walked away from Saturday's bout as the new 205-pound champ.

"I mean, I won," Reyes said. "And it was very controversial. It wasn't like he blew me out of the water and I was cowering in the corner and sitting on my butt like, 'Don't hurt me.' No, I was bringing it to him."

White also seems to be in favor of a second fight between Jones and Reyes.

"Do I think that (Reyes) deserves a rematch? Sure he does," White said. "But we'll see what happens."

White said if Jones and Reyes do meet again, "it'll be even better than tonight."

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Jones not ruling out rematch vs. Reyes after narrow win
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