“Ashton Had a Serious Medical Condition”: Craig Jones on Ashton Kutcher, Who Once Was Rated Over Conor McGregor by BJJ Legend Rigan Machado

Published 03/14/2023, 2:45 PM EDT

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Craig Jones is a legend when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The Australian is at the pinnacle of the game when it comes to grappling. Furthermore, the grappler has won ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship two times. His views are regarded by many as one of the best in the sport. Recently, he spoke about Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher during his appearance on the Club Good Podcast. Finally, the Hollywood star appears in a good light.

Craig Jones made a praiseworthy statement about Ashton Kutcher. The claim is also backed up by an earlier statement by another BJJ legend and Ashton Kutcher’s teammate.


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Craig Jones praises Ashton Kutcher backing up the earlier claim of the BJJ star upon him beating Conor McGregor

Craig Jones spoke highly of Ashton Kutcher. Jones said in the podcast, “He can take a lot of heat for the celebrities he trains… Ashton had a serious medical condition. I don’t know if it was a stroke, but half his body stopped working so he couldn’t move too well.”

His claim was also earlier backed by a BJJ star. He also spoke about Kutcher appreciating his training alongside Jones in BJJ.

Rigan Machado had earlier spoken about the UFC star. The BJJ star is of the opinion that ‘The Notorious’ can be beaten up by Ashton Kutcher. Moreover, he said, “I put all my money (on) Ashton Kutcher. I think he could do really, really good.”

Machado made this surprising statement in a TMZ interview. However, it is pertinent to note that Ashton Kutcher did not say anything about McGregor or fight him in the future.

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The coach also went on to comment on Kutcher’s ability. The Hollywood star is a purple belt under his guidance.


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Additionally, the BJJ legend said, “He’s 200 pounds, 6-2, 6-3, he’s the best. Ashton Kutcher, for me, is my no.1 student. He’s a purple belt, but he has a really good background in wrestling. I think he has a chance to be one of the top guys in jiu-jitsu.”

Machado has immense credentials in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with 8th degree red and black belt under Gracie Barra. He has also trained the likes of Dan Inosanto, John Will, and Chuck Norris.


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Faizan Mirza

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Faizan Mirza is a UFC Writer at Essentially Sports. He has had a keen eye on the UFC since 2015 and is a fan of Conor McGregor because of his attitude and charisma. Faizan had been following McGregor's ascent in the sport.

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