Greg Jackson praises Jon Jones ahead of his expected debut in the royal weight class.
The popular “Bones” decided to pack the UFC’s ultimate light heavyweight trophy in the second half of last year to move to the heavyweight division in search of new challenges. Much has been said about his confrontation with Francis Ngannou. However, financial issues stand in the way. The American demands a substantial salary, which the largest MMA organization in the world does not want to agree to.
Negotiations have been dragging on for a long time and so far no agreement has been reached. The current situation of the 33-year-old was recently discussed by his long-time trainer in an interview with The Schmo.
Jon is just concentrating now on adjusting to the heavyweight and seeing how he feels in it. I’ve never seen him in better shape. In my opinion, many players have nothing to fear.
One of the best fighters in MMA history has gained considerable muscle mass, which can be seen on social media. When asked if the extra pounds affect his speed and agility, Jackson replied as follows:
This problem does not concern him at all. I don’t know why, but it feels like it’s almost faster. Maybe it’s the extra muscles that drive the speed of his movements. She’s in great shape.
It is worth recalling that Jones (MMA 26-1) was last seen in the octagon fifteen months ago, when after a fantastic five-round match, the judges unanimously declared his victory against Dominick Reyes and thus saved his belt.