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“I Had No Control”: Logan Paul Left in Awe of Israel Adesanya’s BJJ Coach Craig Jones’ “Magic”

Published 06/07/2023, 6:38 AM EDT

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Israel Adesanya, Alexander Volkanovski, Craig Jones and Logan Paul recently got together for a training session. The fighters shared a few moments from the training session on social media and garnered a boatload of attention. ‘The Maverick’ was no stranger to combat sports and after participating in boxing and WWE bouts, he has apparently taken a liking for combat sports. However, training with a BJJ legend gave him insights into the difference in their skills.

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Recently, ‘The Last Stylebender’ made an appearance on Paul’s YouTube talk show, ImPaulsive. Therein, the two recollected the experience they gathered together in the training session with Craig Jones. Without a doubt, the two were completely aware of the difference in their grappling skills. Paul was arguably dumbstruck at the gap. In the podcast, he revealed that he had no control whatsoever while rolling with Jones. Immediately after that, Adesanya affirmed that it was what ‘The Quiet One’ did.

Craig Jones left Logan Paul and Israel Adesanya in awe


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In the latest episode of ImPaulsive, the UFC middleweight champion and ‘The Maverick’ had a talk about the recent training event they participated in. However, the main focus went on to the quietest and most private Slipknot member. Paul was simply flabbergasted at how easily the others defeated him. But Adesanya pointed out that it wasn’t him, but Jones.

Thereafter, Paul expressed how strong Jones’ jiu-jitsu was. That guy is so good at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu”, he said. Adesanya had no choice but to agree and regard his skills as “magic”.


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Paul continued to recollect and revealed how Jones’ coach guided him on how to tap him out and that Paul had no control over it. He said, “His coach was telling him how to tap me out, and he would do it at his leisure. I had no control.” Adesanya then affirmed that it was indeed what Jones did. He further revealed that the BJJ warrior did the same to him as well.

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Recently, ‘The Last Stylebender’ shared a post on Twitter where he and Jones stood in an awkward pose, after his coincidental encounter with Alex Pereira, Volkanovski, and Jones. The mixed martial artist captioned that he wished to choke people unconscious instead of knocking them out with striking.

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Without a doubt, the post garnered some wild reactions from the fans. However, many also believed that the middleweight champion needed to work on his grappling prowess. What are your thoughts about Jones’ grappling skills? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Krushna Prasad Pattnaik

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Krushna Pattnaik is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports, with a deep passion for martial arts and storytelling. His extensive training in BJJ, Tae-Kwon-Do, and Muay Thai has given him a unique perspective on the sport of MMA, and his love for analyzing fights is evident in his exceptional writing. Krushna's personal experience in the ring has given him a deep understanding of the intricacies of a bout, and he brings this knowledge to his writing, providing readers with insightful and engaging content.

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