Jon Jones’ striking coach Brandon Gibson believes fans are going to be shocked by how good Jones’ skill set looks at heavyweight.
Jones, who looks much heavier these days, went viral when he posted a video of himself training while getting ready for an upcoming heavyweight fight.
Gibson went on Submission Radio and spoke about where Jones is at right now skill-wise.
“Believe me, Jon is hitting hard, and he’s so skilled right now,”. “His skill set’s at an all-time high, and he has so much power and athleticism and stamina on top of it all. I think the fans are going to be really, really shocked and surprised when they see him at heavyweight.”
Jones has bulked up more than 25 pounds but is still very agile according to Gibson.
“You think of fighters going up in a weight class, and they always put on size and mass and power,” “You look your Conor (McGregor) from his 145 days, going up to lightweight, going up to welterweight. And that’s a 25-pound difference. Jon Jones, his weight is up there right now, and it’s much more than 25 pounds.
“So, he is hitting extremely hard and extremely accurate and technical, and fast. I’ve trained a lot of amazing heavyweights. I trained (Andrei) Arlovski and (Alistair) Overeem and Frank Mir and Travis Browne, and Jon Jones is more powerful, explosive, creative, dynamic than all of them. So I can’t wait to see Jon make that walk at heavyweight. It’s going to be something truly, truly special, and I’m humbled to be a part of it.”
The former light heavyweight champ is reportedly waiting for either Francis Ngannou or Stipe Miocic to recover from their injuries to make his heavyweight debut.