Jon Jones went bare-knuckle on his practice pads recently, and the video is very impressive.
In a video posted on Thursday, Jones shows a pad session with his longtime coach Brandon Gibson.
“Bones” recently took to his Instagram page in which he shared video footage of himself and longtime coach Brandon Gibson during a pad session.
Jones was bare-knuckle for the session, and expressed his readiness to return to the Octagon as soon as possible.
“Right now I’m exactly where I need to be, I’m excited to see myself in a few months when things actually start to ramp up. Feeling sharp across the board.”
It has been nearly two years since Jon Jones defended his UFC 247 title against Dominick Reyes. As a result of the victory, Jones achieved the record for most successful UFC title defences with 26-1 (1 NC). In addition, he also tied Demetrious Johnson for the most UFC title defenses ever.
Immediately following that victory, Jones announced that he would no longer be competing in the 205 lb weight class.
However, some actually believe he should’ve lost the contest. Soon after, Jones vacated the title, expressing his interest in jumping up to heavyweight.
Jones hasn’t lost legitimately in mixed martial arts (MMA) since beginning his career. The only loss on his record came in 2009 due to a disqualification for using illegal elbows.
Since, however, Jones has been the most dominant force inside the UFC’s Octagon.
Not only has he stablished himself as the most dominant light heavyweight of all time, but, arguably, the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.
He’s hoping to replicate that same success in a jump up to heavyweight.