Jon Jones has all the time in the world to hone his skills now that the heavyweight championship seems to be going on without him.
As he prepares to step up a division, the former light heavyweight champion is mainly focused on adding bulk to his 6-foot-4-inch frame. He admitted this in a recent Instagram caption that was accompanied with footage of him sparring.
Jones said that the footage should not be mistaken for “his best” and that it’ll be a problem until he actually changes his attention to doing more martial arts training.
Jones took to his official Instagram handle and wrote, “Right now my training is focused around weightlifting, gaining weight and physical fitness, once I actually shift my focus to doing more martial arts it’s going to be a problem. Please don’t mistake this as my best ladies and gentlemen. Hope you enjoy.”
Jones also recently posted a picture of himself with some of the larger athletes with whom he’s been practicing to offer an idea of his physical transformation and how he could compare to the UFC’s big men.
UFC President Dana White seems to be set on a rematch between Ngannou and Derrick Lewis after talks for a Ngannou-Jones bout ended in a stalemate.
This has resulted in a public spat between White and Jones. Current UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has made it clear that he will welcome Jones as his first challenger.