Ever since Jon Jones made the jump to heavyweight, he has wasted no time in bulking up. They say that a combat sports warrior builds up their body armor by working out and strengthening their physique. Whether they practice their craft or they condition themselves through weight training. The former UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion has done more than that and had a lot to show off via Twitter.
Despite the physical transformation, many have wondered about his cardio. Jones has made serious claims about how it would be a difference-maker in fights and that’s by heart. The nearly flawless fighter has always prided himself on pushing through plateaus in his fights.
There had also been talk about how Jones’ strength that other heavyweights may have over him. With the skill that he has had total control over, curiosity remains about his mobility and how he can be able to move against other heavyweights once he steps in the Octagon against them.
Jones has faced adversity in his fights before and has always come through with win after win during his 13-year UFC career. With the constant questioning that continues to linger throughout his overhaul, it doesn’t seem to phase him. For someone who has taken an immediate initiative to get into the shape required to fight the UFC’s giants, it’s not just the heart that he exhibits, but simply the confidence he so truly possesses that has given him a major advantage during the course of his career. Jones even tweets about that as well that will serve as notice to those waiting to face him.
Whoever Jones will face as a greenhorn in the 225-lb+ division, there’s no question that there will be an ebb and flow in this weight class. If he can continue to block out the critics as he has done over the course of his career, he may have a shot to face the current heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic sooner than later. Who he faces, though, in his debut is a bigger question than how he’ll fare in his new weight class.