UFC superstars Jon Jones and Holly Holm welcomed “Jackass” star Steve-O to Jackson Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and both were almost too eager to show the comedic actor and stuntman what it was like to get wrecked by a top UFC athlete.
You can watch Jones score the takedown on Steve-O below via Instagram.
Holm went after her prey even harder.
The former women’s bantamweight champion and top-rated 135-pound contender showed the 46-year-old funnyman something similar to what her opponents were up against on fight night, though she obviously had to stop short of delivering the kind of brutal strikes that typically fell her adversaries.
You can watch Holm show Steve-O what it’s like to train with her at Jackson Wink Academy below, and be sure to have the sound turned on so you can hear in the background how much fun Jones is having watching it all unfold.
It was all just a bit of fun, but Steve-O surely ended up 0-2 on the day during his tour of Jackson Wink.
Both Jones and Holm had their way with Steve-O at their MMA gym, and it couldn’t have gone any other way.
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Jones Sitting Out Remainder of Year
Last month, Jones decided to sit out the rest of the year after failed negotiations for moving up to heavyweight to face Francis Ngannou resulted in the longtime light heavyweight champion feeling undervalued by the company.
Actually, Jones is one of four UFC stars that recently decided UFC president Dana White isn’t making smart business moves with his best fighters and biggest stars.
Jones, Conor McGregor, Henry Cejudo and Jorge Masvidal have all suggested over the last month that they don’t want to fight anymore because of how they felt they were being treated by White.
Curiously, White named Jones on his personal MMA Mount Rushmore list, which implies the UFC boss greatly values what Jones has accomplished in his career, even if that value isn’t set to come to Jones in the form of a better financial package.
Still, Jones still seems to be training and hasn’t officially vacated his 205-pound title.
Holm’s Next Fight Coming Up
Holm is set to take on Irene Aldana in August.
The 38-year-old former women’s bantamweight champion, who shocked the world by handing Ronda Rousey her first loss back in 2015, remains on her quest to regain UFC gold.
Holm has fought in three title bouts across two weight classes since losing her belt in her very next fight against Meisha Tate in 2016.
Holm’s most recent title chance was a first-round stoppage loss to Amanda Nunes last year, but she rebounded by scoring a dominant decision win over Raquel Pennington in January.
Holm told MMA Junkie she deserves another crack at the title, and that she hopes to prove that by beating rising contender Aldana.
“I know people say, ‘Oh, she’s had plenty of title fights.’ There’s a reason: Because I keep fighting the best, and I keep staying right there. A lot of times I’m just one fight away,” Holm said. “No matter what, I have Irene Aldana in front of me.”
Indeed, Nunes possible retiring would open the door wide for solid professionals like Holm who haven’t been able to beat Nunes but seem capable against just about everybody else in the division.
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