UFC NEWS – Jon Jones Coach: Striking Like Anderson and A Jab Like Ali Is What Fans Can Expect From Jon Jones
“He’s constantly wanting to learn and evolve. He’s much better than people have even seen at this point. He’s capable of so many more things that he does in the gym quite often. He has knockout power in both hands when he wants to throw them. He’s just at that point where he doesn’t have enough experience yet to trust his motion and his distancing as Anderson Silva does now. But soon, he’ll be Anderson Silva-like with his standup. And of course he’s at a whole different level when it comes to the ground game.”
“The sky’s the limit for the kid. People don’t understand. He does have knockout power in both hands, and his feet are getting to the point where people don’t want to be taking those kicks. They will be at the highest K-1 kickboxing level here soon. It’s just a matter of time through repetition and confidence to get there. People haven’t seen how explosive his knees are. We’ve seen him drop elbows on people, but he can do that standing up as well. I know one buzzed by Machida early in the fight. He’s capable of becoming so much better than he is right now. He’s just scary. I don’t know what people are going to do with him. Really. He’s getting faster. I think he’s going to have a jab that’s going to be comparable to a Muhammad Ali jab as far as dominating his opponent when he wants to use it.”
Striking coach of the stars, Mike Winkeljohn from team Jackson/Winkeljohn recently sat down with the guys over at sherdog.com to talk about the potential of Jon Jones.
Under his tutelage he is confident that Jones can be one of the greatest strikers of all time, rivaling that of Anderson Silva and Muhammad Ali.
With an already devastating wrestling game would an elite level striking arsenal make the champ the most dangerous man in the history of combat sports?