Jon Jones has been coaching for his heavyweight debut for months now and the progress is actually displaying.
Now 33, Bones has dominated the UFC’s light-heavyweight division since 2008 and is within the dialog for greatest fighter ever.
There’s a few asterisk with that declare within the type of a failed medication assessments, one which overturned his second victory over Daniel Cormier to a no contest.
Jones is lastly embarking on a run at heavyweight and can look so as to add his identify to a really quick listing of fighters who can say they’ve been a champion in two divisions within the UFC.
Cormier is a kind of names and through his present with journalist Ariel Helwani, DC asserted that Jones doesn’t have the facility to knockout heavyweight fighters and that can develop into an issue for him.
“Jon Jones is not going to knockout anybody at heavyweight. He doesn’t hit onerous sufficient,” defined Cormier. “If he couldn’t knock these dudes out at 205-pounds, he’s not knocking these heavyweights out.
“It doesn’t matter for those who placed on weight, it nonetheless takes punching energy. Why do you suppose Derrick Lewis can lose 30lbs, see how a lot leaner he’s, and nonetheless knock folks out? It takes energy, it’s not simply weight. There’s folks at heavyweight who can’t knock folks out.
“I’m telling you from expertise, Jones doesn’t punch very onerous. Kicks very onerous. Knees very onerous, however his punches… that’s going to be a problem for him as soon as he faces the heavyweights as a result of they know. They know he wasn’t knocking these guys out at 205 in order that they’re going to be extra keen to stroll him down.”
Jones has 10 KOs from his 26 victories, however he’s by no means actually been a one-punch stopper. He’s simply so technically environment friendly and his preventing IQ is a lot increased than everybody else that he grinds folks down.
Couple that with an incredible fuel tank and Jones is an issue for each single fashion on the market.
No one has discovered the reply to defeating Jones but, however will heavyweight be his undoing? It’s doubtless he’ll face the winner of Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou at UFC 260.