Jon Jones puts the UFC heavyweights on notice! Shows off insane strength in his latest workout video

Published 02/17/2021, 7:04 AM EST


Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, relinquished his belt last year in preparation for a move up to the heavyweight division. ‘Bones’ has dominated the 205 lbs division of the UFC for over a decade and has beaten legends and up-and-comers alike.

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However, his recent performances have been lackluster compared to his very high standards. Jones has pointed out the lack of motivation as the primary reason for that. And he believes a move up to the heavyweights will reignite the fire in him again. He is currently bulking up to make himself ready for his debut in his new division.

Currently, he is certainly looking to add a considerable amount of muscle mass to his tall but lanky frame.

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In a recent video posted on his Instagram, ‘Bones‘ is practicing the lockout movement in his deadlift. He wrote, “working my lockout, got to have some power in those hips.

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)

Those heavy lifts he is doing are insane too, and they show his scary strength and his dedication to mold his frame into that of a heavyweight. Hence, the heavyweights better take notice.

Who should Jon Jones face in his debut in the heavyweight division?

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There is little debate that Jones deserves to fight for the belt upon his debut in the heavyweight division. Champion Stipe Miocic is set to defend his throne in a rematch against Francis Ngannou at UFC 260. UFC President Dana White has indicated that ‘Bones’ will fight the eventual winner of that fight later this year.

LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 03: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (L) celebrates his win over Daniel Cormier (R) in their UFC light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 182 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The second belt in that weight class will solidify his status as the greatest MMA fighter of all time. But, one can argue that he has already achieved that feat already with his tremendous career. An added motivation for ‘Bones’ will be to reclaim his status as the pound-for-pound best in the UFC.

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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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