“It’s Taken a Year”- Jon Jones Says He Finally Has ‘Rock-Solid’ Six Pack Abs

Published 04/29/2021, 10:46 PM 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)


Although Jon Jones may not be fighting immediately for the heavyweight title, the former light heavyweight champion has been working non-stop to change his body. ‘Bones’, as he is rightfully known, was always a very lanky individual when he competed at 205-pounds. And if he were to stand his ground at heavyweight, adding weight to his frame was necessary. 

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Since relinquishing his title, Jones has been posting updates regularly on his social media.

The fighter frequently shares videos and pictures of him training and looking bigger than he has ever looked. Recent reports suggest that Jones has ballooned up all the way to 250 pounds in his year away from the sport. 

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Bones’ is extremely active on Twitter and often takes time out of his day to respond to any questions that the fans may have for him. In one such interaction, a fan reacted to a video of him sprinting at 20 miles per hour on a treadmill and tweeted, “Your frame is bigger then I thought considering you still look really lean at 250 lbs.”

Jones replied, “it’s taken a year, it’s been a lot of hard work. But I have to credit all my trainers. We definitely have game this weight the right way. Should have a rock solid six pack this time next month.”

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Jon Jones has always been an extremely lean light heavyweight. This has allowed him to be extremely athletic as compared to his divisional counterparts. However, there is a growing concern among fans that the extra weight put on by Jones will hamper his movement, and he is more likely to get caught with blows that will deal serious damage. Jones, however, believes otherwise. 

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The former champion recently parted ways with his management team First Round Management after 11 years together. Fans will be hoping that whoever he partners up with next is able to broker a deal between him and the UFC for his debut fight in the heavyweight division. 

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