‘He’s Not Lost Any Speed’ – Jon Jones Coach Gives Interesting Update

Published 03/30/2021, 7:34 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Jon Jones of the United States looks on prior to his UFC Light Heavyweight Title bout against Thiago Santos of Brazil at T-Mobile Arena on July 06, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones defeated Santos by decision. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)


Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is all set to make his debut in the heavyweight division and is all set to face the newly crowned UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.

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Ngannou fought Stipe Miocic in the main-event of UFC 260, where he easily defeated Miocic in the second round to win the belt.

After Jon Jones decided he wanted to compete in the heavyweight division, UFC president Dana White announced that he would face the winner of the Ngannou vs Miocic fight.

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Mike Winkeljohn’s views on the Fight

Mike Winkeljohn is one of the best MMA coaches in the world. He has coached many outstanding fighters, including Bones.

During a recent interview, Mike was talking about how he thinks Jones will handle a improved Ngannou.

Winkeljohn said, “He’s just so strong everywhere and he hasn’t lost any speed.

“Oh, I say, I expect Jon Jones to step the plate into the home run, there’s no doubt about it.”

Mike believes it is all about how much Jones establishes himself in the match. “You know what it’s about Jon imposing his will and fighting where he wants and where he does not want to want, he won’t be there in the fight.”

Jones is far more experienced than Ngannou, and his coach believes it will help him in the fight. He said.”So it’s all about Jon Jones mentality and how smart he is, he’s got the experience on Francis, there’s no doubt about that.”

How does Jon Jones look ahead of the fight?

Mike talked about how Jones will surprise many people by his transformation and build. “Jon’s a big guy now people be surprised he’s he’s been hammering the waist, lifting his power doubles he can launch people over his head like crazy. I think people are going to have a great new look at the better Jon Jones in the future.”

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BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 17: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon holds an open workout session for fans and media at Reebok Headquarters on January 17, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Ngannou looks great and Jones seems well prepared to take on the new challenge of competing in the heavyweight division.

The Predator vs Bones fight is a fight that everyone is waiting to see and seeing how prepared these fighters are. We can expect one banger of a fight.

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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