EXCLUSIVE | Mason Jones ‘Irritated’ By Alan Patrick No-Contest, Vows To KO Him In Rematch

Mason JonesMason Jones made his UFC debut in January against Mike Davis. ‘The Dragon’ gave as good as he got over the three-round fight but ultimately walked away with a unanimous decision loss which was his first taste of defeat in MMA. The former dual-weight Cage Warriors was itching to get back in the win column […]

Mason Jones

Mason Jones made his UFC debut in January against Mike Davis. ‘The Dragon’ gave as good as he got over the three-round fight but ultimately walked away with a unanimous decision loss which was his first taste of defeat in MMA.

The former dual-weight Cage Warriors was itching to get back in the win column and establish himself as a potential lightweight contender when he squared off against Alan Patrick back in June. Jones appeared to be on the verge of doing just that before an accidental eye-poke brought an inconclusive end to the fight.  

Ahead of his rematch with Patrick next month, Jones vented to LowKickMMA about his frustrating first year in MMA’s premier promotion.

“Irritated,” Jones replied when asked to reflect on his fight with Patrick on Tuesday. “I hit my flow really quick. I felt amazing warming up and I felt amazing when we settled in (to the fight).”

The Welshman is of the belief that he “broke” his opponent in the first round and he was on the verge of a clean stoppage victory before the fight came to an unfortunate end.

“I was really gonna start unloading my combos and really start putting the pressure on,” Jones explained. “And then, obviously, the accidental eye-poke ended the fight. It irritated me because he had no intention of continuing on.”

Jones believes Patrick milked the eye-poke because he “didn’t want to be in the fight.”

“I just don’t think it was as bad as he made it out to be,” Jones said. “He was instantly (saying) ‘Oh, it’s blurry. I can’t see. I can’t continue.’ He just didn’t want to be in the fight. I controlled it all the way through. Whether he felt terrible, or I just felt really good, he just sort of decided to cut his losses and leave. For me, that’s completely alien, like, you just fight through to the last.

On October 23, Mason Jones is ready to get his long-overdue win against Patrick.

“The second or third (round),” Jones said when asked to predict how he’ll get the win against Patrick. ”Last time, I said the second round. It was more than available for me to stop him. Like I said, we were 18 seconds from the midway point (of the fight) and he was already broken. So, I could’ve stopped that in the second.”

“I’m not going to come out and just start swinging for the rafters and treating Alan like he’s a bum because Alan is a very good, high-level opponent,” Jones added. “Like, I’m not underestimating him. I’m looking at this fight as him underestimating me the last time so this fight he’s going to be stronger, he’s going to be fitter, and this fight he’s going to be a lot more dangerous. That’s the best way to look at it. I’m going to prepare for a stronger and faster Alan Patrick and it’s going to go the same way. I’m going to pick him up with my shots coming in. I’m going to hit him with some stiffs shots and I’m going to rock him and then I’m going to knock him out with a nice combo.”

Do you think Mason Jones will get his first UFC win when he rematches Alan Patrick on October 23?

Cage Warriors Double Champ Mason Jones Set To Debut On Fight Island

Mason JonesAfter picking up a couple of titles overseas, highly touted prospect Mason Jones is set to make his UFC debut. The undefeated Jones comes to the UFC after picking up a pair of first-round finishes in 2020. First, the 25-year-old stopped Joe McColgan in March at Cage Warriors 113 to claim the promotions vacant lightweight […]

Mason Jones

After picking up a couple of titles overseas, highly touted prospect Mason Jones is set to make his UFC debut.

The undefeated Jones comes to the UFC after picking up a pair of first-round finishes in 2020. First, the 25-year-old stopped Joe McColgan in March at Cage Warriors 113 to claim the promotions vacant lightweight championship. He followed that up with a victory over Adam Proctor at September’s Cage Warriors 116 to win their welterweight belt. Jones has won all 10 of his professional fights since debuting in 2017, with seven of his victories coming by way of stoppage. All but one of his fights have taken place in the Cage Warriors organization.

Welcoming him to the UFC’s octagon will be Mike ‘Beast Boy’ Davis. Davis first drew fight fans attention in an exciting fight against Sodiq Yusuff on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2018. Despite coming out on the wrong end of the decision, many were impressed by his performance, and a couple regional victories saw him earn an invitation to the UFC. After dropping his debut, he bounced back by dominating Thomas Gifford over three rounds in a one-sided beatdown. He did not compete in 2020, as he was twice forced to drop out of a fight against Giga Chikadze.

Jones and Davis are expected to clash on January 20, at UFC Fight Island 8. That card will take place in the middle of the week as part of the UFC’s International Fight Week. It is currently without a headliner, after Khamzat Chimaev was forced to pull out of his fight against Leon Edwards. The week will be bookended by a Fight Night event featuring Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar, and UFC 257, headlined by the rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.

How do you think Mason Jones will fair in the UFC? Let us know!

WATCH: Mason Jones Stops Joe McColgan To Win Cage Warriors Lightweight Title

We have a new Cage Warriors lightweight champion and his name is Mason Jones. In the Cage Warriors 113 co-main event, Jones and Joe McColgan did battle for the vacant lightweight gold. There was no feeling-out process as both men got down to business e…

We have a new Cage Warriors lightweight champion and his name is Mason Jones. In the Cage Warriors 113 co-main event, Jones and Joe McColgan did battle for the vacant lightweight gold. There was no feeling-out process as both men got down to business early, exchanging strikes in the standup. Near the end of the […]

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Mason Jones Beats Joe McColgan To Claim 155lb Title | Cage Warriors 113 Results & Highlights

Mason Jones, Joe McColganIn the co-main event undefeated Welsh prospect Mason Jones finally gets his shot at the lightweight title. He’ll face Irishman Joe McColgan for the belt which was recently vacated by UFC bound Jai Herbert. Round 1: Both fighters come out firing. After the initial flurry, the fight settles on the fence with Mason Jones controlling […]

Mason Jones, Joe McColgan

In the co-main event undefeated Welsh prospect Mason Jones finally gets his shot at the lightweight title. He’ll face Irishman Joe McColgan for the belt which was recently vacated by UFC bound Jai Herbert.

Round 1: Both fighters come out firing. After the initial flurry, the fight settles on the fence with Mason Jones controlling the action. Joe McColgan tried to jump up for a guillotine – it doesn’t come off but he forces the separation. Jones firing kicks to the legs and body of his Irish opponent. McColgan throws straight back and lands a big body kick of his own. Jones again takes the fight back onto the cage, working for a body lock takedown but he’s unable to secure it. The clock ticks down and Jones is still controlling on the fence. McColgan lands a big knee and separates. Jones doesn’t back up for one second and immediately fires back with two big shots. “The Dragon” drops him with a knee of his own. He pounces on McColgan to claim the stoppage and the Cage Warriors lightweight title.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Mason Jones def. Joe McColgan via TKO in round one