Jon Jones Served ‘Serious Humble Pie’ While Wrestling [WATCH]

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Getty Jon Jones in his fight against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 in February 2020.

On November 27, 2021, ex-UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones took to social media to share a clip of himself practicing with freestyle wrestling Olympic bronze medal J’den Cox.

And according to “Bones”, it was a humbling experience. “I need some milk, J’den Cox just served me up some serious humble pie,” Jones tweeted.

“Sometimes you the hammer, sometimes you’re the nail,” Bones also wrote on Instagram. “I’m humbled and grateful. Days like today will only make me better. Grateful to have the opportunity to work with some of the best athletes in the world.”

You can watch Jones’ wrestling footage below. The clip Bones shared ended right when it appeared the former UFC champion was getting taken down.

Watch here:

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Jones is known for his superior ability to fend off his opponent’s wrestling while in an MMA cage, boasting a 95% takedown defense rate, according to UFC Stats. He also has a 44% takedown accuracy rate.

Bones is currently in Scottsdale, Arizona, getting in some training at the Fight Ready MMA & Fitness gym alongside former two-division UFC champion Henry Cejudo. “Triple C” is also an Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling.

Bones is preparing for his debut north of 205-pounds. The former UFC champion has said on several occasions that he plans on returning to the Octagon in 2022 and he’s aiming for a heavyweight title shot.

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Jones Hasn’t Competed Since February 2020, Defended Belt Against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247

Bones, who is currently ranked No. 6 on the UFC’s pound-for-pound list, hasn’t fought inside the Octagon since UFC 247 in February 2020 when he was tasked to defend his 205-pound belt against Dominick Reyes.

It was a back-and-forth battle and in the end, Jones earned the judges’ nod by unanimous decision.

A few months later, in August 2020, Jones announced that he was vacating the belt to move up to heavyweight. Since then, Jones has been preparing for the new weight class.

Next UFC Event: UFC Vegas 44

After a one-week hiatus, the UFC is back on Saturday for UFC Vegas 44 on December 2, 2021. The event is headlined by a bantamweight clash between two top-ranked competitors.  No. 4-ranked 135 pounder Rob Font will look to extend his win streak to five when he meets former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo.

Aldo, who is ranked No. 5 in the division, is also riding the momentum of a victory streak as well, winning his last two matches. The winner of the main event will move another step toward fighting for UFC gold, placing himself in position for another pivotal match-up.

The main card will air on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. PST/10 p.m. EST and you can see the full fight card below:

Main Card
Rob Font vs. Jose Aldo, Bantamweight
Brad Riddell vs. Rafael Fiziev, Lightweight
Clay Guida vs. Leonardo Santos, Lightweight
Jimmy Crute vs. Jamahal Hill, Light Heavyweight
Brendan Allen vs. Chris Curtis, Middleweight

Preliminary card (ESPN+)
Maki Pitolo vs. Dusko Todorovic, Middleweight
Manel Kape vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov, Flyweight
Jake Matthews vs. Jeremiah Wells, Welterweight
Cheyanne Buys vs. Mallory Martin, Women’s Strawweight
Alonzo Menifield vs. William Knight, Light Heavyweight
Claudio Puelles vs. Chris Gruetzemacher, Lightweight
Alex Morono vs. Mickey Gall, Welterweight
Louis Smolka vs. Vince Morales, Bantamweight

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