September 29, 2022

Jon Jones is now one of many greatest fighters on the UFC roster as he bulked as much as 255lbs forward of his heavyweight debut.

Jones hasn’t fought since defending his light-heavyweight title in a razor-thin cut up determination win over Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 in February 2020.

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Jon Jones is placing on weight for the heavyweight division

Since then, ‘Bones’ has been bulking up for his eagerly anticipated heavyweight debut which is predicted to come back in opposition to former heavyweight king Stipe Miocic later this 12 months.

Former UFC fighter Yorgan De Castro has just lately been sparring with Jones and revealed that the Corridor of Famer now weighs 255lbs, simply 10lbs shy of the 265lb heavyweight restrict.

That’s a far cry from the thin 6ft4, 205lb fighter that burst onto the scene in 2008, earlier than turning into the youngest champion in UFC historical past when he beat Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in 2011 at simply 23 years previous.

After coaching with the brand new and improved Jones, De Castro is assured that Miocic stands no probability once they lastly face off.

Jon Jones has packed on some serious muscle ahead of his heavyweight debut

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Jon Jones has packed on some severe muscle forward of his heavyweight debut

Jones looks totally different from his early days in the UFC


Jones appears completely totally different from his early days within the UFC

“The Stipe combat will probably be excellent. Stipe weighs the identical and has good boxing. I feel Jones will run by way of Stipe. I feel [Jones] will take him down and win by TKO,” ,” he stated on MMA Preventing podcast Trocação Franca.

The 34-year-old, who fights Junior dos Santos this weekend, is even backing Jones to take care of the undisputed heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in the event that they ever combat.

“If he does combat [Ngannou], it’s arduous to go in opposition to Jones. I don’t see anybody touching the person. His wrestling may be very, very, superb. His jiu-jitsu is nice,” he stated.

“I don’t suppose I’ve touched him as soon as. [Laughs.] I walked ahead and by no means touched him. He’s imply, has some methods which are f****** nice. I feel he’ll put Ngannou on the bottom and can along with his cardio, too.”