Jon Jones has been in the gym doing a lot of powerlifting and packing on muscle. The former UFC light heavyweight champion has been breaking personal weightlifting records and making big gains.
UFC President Dana White spoke with ESPN recently and talked about Jones’ plan on moving up to the heavyweight division (transcribed by MMA Fighting):
“He’s actually doing really well,” White said. “And I don’t know if you follow him on Instagram, but he’s been in the gym. You won’t believe him when you see him. He has completely transformed. This guy is jacked. He’s been lifting, like powerlifting. He’s huge right now.”
“He’ll still be a light heavyweight, but he’s planning on making that move to heavyweight,” White said.” He definitely is. Jones looks awesome. He’s one of those freakish kind of athletes, he might be the best who’s ever done it. He might be the best that’s ever been in the game. And he’s one of those freakish athletes that could [have success at both weight classes]. I mean, look at his brothers. Chandler is having an incredible season with the Patriots right now. He’s a freak of nature, this guy could do anything, and it’s good to see his head clear. And trust me, I’d rather see him in the gym than, you know.”
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