255 lb Jones ‘will flee by’ Miocic, says HW sparring companion
For the final three hundred and sixty five days and a half of, vulnerable perennial champion Jon Jones has been getting ready for his awaited heavyweight flee. Rather then a few coaching videos right here and there and images of his now bulked-up frame, there isn’t worthy insider data on “Bones’” present preparations.
But one of his coaching companions, UFC extinct Yorgan de Castro, now not too lengthy within the past spoke on MMA Battling’s Portuguese podcast Trocação Franca to give a bit of a search at how sparring classes are with a heavyweight Jon Jones.
“He’s been waiting two years for this. He’s strolling round at 255 kilos nevertheless is so sturdy. And cardio may per chance be the foremost. He has so worthy cardio. He hits pads for 2 hours and doesn’t unhurried down,” de Castro said of Jones.
“You’re below no conditions ecstatic with him in sparring. If you beginning to procure ecstatic with the fingers, he wrestles you. If you is doubtless to be searching to should always come up, he throws elbows and knees. No longer many folks can elevate out that at heavyweight. Each person has heavy fingers, nevertheless now not many folks can mix wrestling and jiu-jitsu. And Jones’ versatility will contain the variation [at heavyweight].”
In accordance to his skills, de Castro become as soon as ready to confidently predict the final result of Jones’ anticipated debut in opposition to ex-champion Stipe Miocic.
“I don’t mark any individual else at heavyweight with a factual ample wrestling or flooring sport,” he said. “And if they gain factual wrestling, Jones will be superior on the feet. The Stipe wrestle will be supreme. Stipe weighs the identical and has factual boxing.
“I possess Jones will flee by Stipe,” he added, asserting Jones doubtless wins by TKO.
De Castro additionally gave his prediction on a doubtless wrestle between Jones and present champion Francis Ngannou.
“Ngannou will be out 9 months to fix his knee and then desires six more months in camp,” he defined. “Jon Jones will already be 35, and Francis will be, what? I possess Jones fights as soon as or twice more. He suggested me he’ll wrestle thrice and that’s it. But if he does wrestle [Ngannou], it’s laborious to head in opposition to Jones.
“I don’t mark any individual touching the person. His wrestling is extremely, very, very factual. His jiu-jitsu is mountainous, he trains with Roberto Alencar at Gracie Barra. And it’s laborious to contact him [on the feet]. His distance is mountainous. I don’t possess I’ve touched him as soon as. [Laughs.] I walked forward and below no conditions touched him.
“He’s point out, has some tactics which would be f—ng mountainous. I possess he’ll build Ngannou on the flooring and may per chance perchance along with his cardio, too.”
Jones hasn’t viewed action since UFC 247 in February 2020, when he fought Dominick Reyes to a controversial unanimous decision catch.