UFC superstar Jon Jones hasn’t been given the superfight he wants most against UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou just yet, but that hasn’t kept “Bones” from training on for the megafight as if he has. Jones posted a few more video clips of his continuous training for the fight via Instagram over the weekend. From the look of things as they are right now, Jones seems to be working on his boxing skills right now as he heads toward what would probably be the toughest test of his career against Ngannou.
You can watch those clips below.
Jones posted, “Here’s a few clips from last night’s practice. My body was sore all over from a long week of lifting, it was far from perfect but we still got that work in…”.
In the short clips of action, Jones looks sharp hitting the mitts and his body looks bigger and stronger than ever.
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Jones Remains Pound-For-Pound King of UFC
Jones is one of the most decorated fighters in UFC history. In fact, he might actually be the most accomplished UFC star ever, and its best pound-for-pound competitor, too.
The longtime UFC light heavyweight champion vacated his title after beating Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 in February 2020.
Since then, Jones has been bulking up to help him prepare for the move up the ladder. According to his latest Instagram posts, Jones looks like a full-fledged heavyweight.
The UFC’s current pound-for-pound king dropped his 205-pound belt in 2020 because he wanted to move up to the heavyweight ranks to fight for gold against Ngannou.
But Jones has also has been asking for more money for the megafight than the UFC seemingly wants to pay.
That’s led to him being out of the Octagon for over 17 months now, and there’s currently no end to his hiatus in view.
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Ngannou Might Be Scariest UFC Fighter Ever
Ngannou is one of the hardest-hitting fighters in combat sports history.
He’s been compared to the likes of boxing’s Mike Tyson and Deontay Wilder in their primes in terms of his epic one-punch knockout power, and he’s dominated his opponents over his past five fights to the point that he’s become one of the scariest fighters ever in the UFC.
Ngannou destroyed longtime heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic in just two rounds at UFC 260 in March to capture UFC gold for the first time.
Before that, “The Predator” annihilated decorated heavyweight stars Jair Rozenstruik, Junior dos Santos, Cain Velasquez, and Curtis Blaydes, and he did all of those stalwarts in via first-round knockouts.
Jones vs. Ngannou would be one of the biggest fights in UFC history, but it hasn’t been made just yet.
Hope springs eternal as Jones continues to train for the fight, but the UFC world continues to waits to see if a deal can be struck.
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