WOW! Jon Jones Gets Pinned in Wrestling Practice by Claressa Shields

Published 04/09/2021, 12:18 AM EDT


Jon Jones took to social media and shared a post series that saw him in a rather compromised position. Boxer and MMA newcomer Claressa Shields pinned ‘Bones’ Jones to the octagon canvas at the Jackson-Wink gym. ‘T-Rex’ Shields recently made her way to the Albuquerque-based super gym and is clearly making massive strides.

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Jackson-Wink has always been a close-knit gym circuit with several fighters like Jones, Holly Holm, Carlos Condit being staples. Moreover, they have integrated the newcomer into the mix and prepared her for some big-time future match-ups. It’s clear that she’s been able to improve her skills by wrestling with the very best in the game.

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Claressa Shields is staring down the barrel of a possible super-fight against Cris Cyborg down the road. Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has come out and engaged in serious discussions about putting together the bout in the cage and ring. While facing Cyborg is a tall task, Shields’ confidence will grow with each passing training session.

Jon Jones: Where does he stand with the UFC brass?

As for the former light heavyweight champion, he’s on an island of his own at the moment. Jon Jones is warring with the UFC brass over contract negotiations for a heavyweight title fight against Francis Ngannou. ‘The Predator’ has risen to the top of the sport with a championship win, and a fight against Jones is the one to make.

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However, ‘Bones’ is looking to earn ‘Conor McGregor money’ to fight Ngannou, a demand the UFC is not willing to meet. Jon Jones simply isn’t as big a draw as ‘The Notorious’ and he recently turned down the UFC’s $8-10 million offer. It’s unclear what it will take to make the aforementioned fight happen, however fans are pining for it.

While Jon Jones continues to negotiate behind closed doors, it’s clear that he’s busy putting work in the training room. The consensus GOAT has taken Claressa Shields under his wing and is providing her with the tools to be great. After all, there are very few who can provide the tutelage that Jones can offer.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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