It’s no secret that pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones is a natural athlete. In addition to Jones’ dominance in the UFC, both of his brothers Arthur & Chandler both play in the NFL.
While Jones never actually lost the UFC light heavyweight championship, ahead of Jones’ UFC 197 rematch with Daniel Cormier, FOX Sports commentator Brian Stann spoke to BloodyElbow to discuss Jones’ natural ability.
“And Jon’s a unique athlete. Never lifted weights but you try to get your hands on him and his instincts for leverage and wrestling are phenomenal. I’ve watched him train with heavyweights and make them look really, really bad.”
With that being said however, Stann had this to say about Daniel Cormier:
“Daniel [Cormier] is an excellent competitor and a very underrated athlete. I’ve trained with him personally. You don’t become an Olympian–this is a guy who turned down a full ride to go to LSU for football to go wrestle–he’s a massive athlete . . . In rounds two and three against Jones he was getting inside and he was striking him. I thought he was turning the momentum of that fight. But he took a round off in round four and that was the main difference. You can’t do that with Jon . . . I haven’t seen anything technically that leads me to believe he’s gonna be able to take Jon down consistently. Especially now that Jon has discovered weight lifting.”
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