Jon Jones just got taken down by a bantamweight journalist from Brazil

I can’t remember the last time someone took down Jon Jones.  Not sure if it has ever happened in his professional MMA career.  It probably hasn’t, but it might have.  Once again, it’s a Sunday and expecting quality journalism on a day like today is very unrealistic.  Your attention span should be affected dramatically by the amount of alcohol you consumed the evening prior.  If you’re not hung-over, I applaud you for being one of the very few readers who don’t fall into our target demographic of 18-34 year old readers who’ve earned their black belts in wasting potential.

Anyway, Marco Filho is not related to Paulo Filho, but he is an impressive recreational MMA practitioner and accomplished journalist in Brazil.  On multiple occasions, he has competed in modified rules MMA bouts against Anderson Silva, Junior Dos Santos, and Lyoto Machida.  Under those rules, the UFC fighters have two 3 minute rounds to finish Marco with their ‘signature move’, and usually, they succeed well within the allotted time.  However, today, in the “Senseinocao” segment of Brazillian television show “Sensei SporTV”, Filho challenged Jon Jones to defeat him using some variation of a spinning kick and the current light heavyweight champion was unable to do it.  In fact, he also got taken down en route to suffering the first asterix-free loss of his career (regardless of whether or not it counts in his official record).  All of these words would be absolutely pointless (and laughable) without a video to prove it.  Props to Lowkick for the find.


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