‘Back Down to 245’-Jon Jones Reveals Sparring Footage at New Weight

Published 03/17/2021, 6:01 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 06: Jon Jones waits in his corner prior to his UFC light heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 239 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)


Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones is currently preparing for his move up to the heavyweight division of the UFC. ‘Bones’ is getting his frame right for his new division and is bulking up in the process. He has been sharing footage of him doing some heavy lifting for some time now.

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Also, his sparring videos are interesting too as the former champion is adjusting his movements according to his new weight. Movement is one of the key aspects of Jones’s game and is expected to be among his main tools in his new division. He recently shared another video of him sparring and mentioned the drop in his weight due to cardio.

‘Bones’ wrote, “More cardio means more food, back down to 245.”

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‘Bones’ looks extremely fluid and resembles the fighter he was at light heavyweight. And fans are buzzing in anticipation to see him in action once he makes his debut in the new division after almost a year of inactivity.

How will Jon Jones fare at the heavyweight division?

Jones will present something unique in terms of a challenge for the rest of the heavyweight division. Heavyweights are powerful, but not necessarily as technical, and that’s where ‘Bones’ can shine. His technical aspect is unmatched in terms of skill which can be troublesome for the rest of the division.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Jon Jones of the United States looks on after his after their UFC Light Heavyweight Title bout with 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)

UFC President Dana White has also confirmed that ‘Bones’ will get a title shot when he steps into the Octagon as a heavyweight for the first time. Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou will rematch at UFC 260 later this month as the former will look to defend his belt. Jones is believed to fight the eventual winner of that contest.

His fluidity and wrestling accolades will be the fundamentals to his success at heavyweight. It remains to be seen if he can become the heavyweight champion too and dominate the division as he did at light-heavyweight.

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What did you make of Jones’s recent video? When will ‘Bones‘ return? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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