Cormier doesn’t agree with Jones heavy lifting regiment

December 1, 2015 9:18 am by Evan Bell
Jon Jones Daniel Cormier

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has continually posted videos of himself on social media bulking up.

While the transformation is certainly incredibly impressive, UFC champion Daniel Cormier thinks it may be detrimental to Jones’ performance in the Octagon.

He spoke on The MMA Hour:

“Maybe he feels that by getting stronger, it’s going to make him a better fighter. The reality is, when I saw him getting so bulky, as a competitor, I thought, ‘Wow, this isn’t bad for me.’ This isn’t bad for me as a competitor, because the Jon Jones that was kind of skinny and maybe wasn’t the bulkiest guy, it all worked, Helwani. It all worked. His body, the way his body was, it worked. It allowed him for range; it allowed him for optimal speed. It allowed him for quickness and agility.

“Looking at all the extra bulk, to me I was like, ‘Well, maybe this will slow him down. Maybe he won’t be the fastest guy. Maybe this guy is messing with what was given to him.’ In reality, what has been given to him is perfect.”

The increased muscle mass could cause Jones arms and legs to get tired easier in the Octagon, however only time will tell!


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