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Monday, 09/24/2012, 10:44 am

After UFC 152 Scare, Jones Admits He Needs To Embrace Jiu Jitsu | UFC NEWS

“I would rate the performance, I think it was a good performance, but there was definitely a lot of room to improve. Vitor had me second-guessing myself. I’ve just got to get more comfortable in the Octagon. I work so hard on my wrestling and so hard on my standup. I definitely need to embrace jiu-jitsu more and practice what I preach, being a true mixed martial artist and embracing all martial arts. I have to admit I don’t practice my jiu-jitsu every day. I just remember getting to that second round, thanking God that I had gotten out of that armbar, and thanking God for that adversity. … I honestly thank God just for having a hurt arm, just to prove to myself and prove to my coaches that all the speeches and all the stories I heard about warriors, just to be able to prove that I can be a warrior as well, I was grateful to be able to come back from something. I think I have a lot of fans behind me. Obviously there are going to be people who support you, and people who want to see you fall, and that just goes with the position I am in. The biggest thing is focusing on the people who are pulling for you. And want to see you make it and wanting to focus on them.”

During the UFC 152 post fight press conference, UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones admitted that he may need to work on his jiu jitsu game a little more thoroughly in order to avoid mishaps like the first round armbar against Belfort that nearly cost him his title last weekend.



18 Responses to “After UFC 152 Scare, Jones Admits He Needs To Embrace Jiu Jitsu | UFC NEWS”

  1. Bitch ass Greg J says:

    He submitted Vitor by kimura, and says he needs to work more on his ju-jitsu. Imagine that. This kid can be one of the greats, just needs to breakaway from Greg Jackson’s “fighting is more of a business” philosophy.

  2. Bitch ass Greg J says:

    You’re right, it was an Americana, mah bad..

  3. Nunya says:

    Jones was not disputing his submission. I think his comment towards BJJ was to gain more knowledge on defense. Jones heart got tested, & he passed. On top of being a beast fighter. He has big heart.

  4. Avatar says:

    With him being as long-limbed as he is, submission defense should be a huge priority. Being long and skinny makes it easier for your opponent to slap on a triangle, arm bar, or even an omoplata from guard. If he had great submission defense, he would be the most well-rounded fighter in the world. I believe that spot still belongs to GSP. (not the best, most well-rounded)

  5. Ken says:

    Jon, you looked great. Only “you” know your true weakness and if its your jiu-jitsu, get on it. My son and I enjoy watching you compete and wish you much success my friend.

    Proverbs 3.8

    • DBKlein69 says:

      since u and jonny boy like quoting bible verses so much, how about this one:
      Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”
      …..i guess jon just picks and chooses which verses are the really important ones, and which aren’t so important.
      #fraud #phony #fake

  6. The natural says:

    Please don’t it will only slow all ur instincts dwn wrestlings been good enough to to def jujitsu keep training power

  7. DDdddddd says:

    This dude has no inner monologue. I thought John was arrogant until I realized he can’t hold anything back. He usually talks himself up to himself to make sure he has a healthy level of confidence but then exposes what it is that is humbling to him at the moment.
    Maybe I’m wrong but I’m not.

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