Jon Jones, the UFC heavyweight champion, is leaving no stone unturned in his preparation for his first title defense against Stipe Miocic at UFC 295 on November 11. The former light heavyweight king has been training with some of the best grapplers in the world, including the legendary Gordon Ryan.
Ryan, a five-time ADCC champion and a three-time Jiu jitsu champion, is widely regarded as the best no-gi submission artist in the history of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He has dominated the grappling scene with his technical skills, physical attributes, and mental toughness. He has also expressed his interest in transitioning to MMA in the future. A video of Jones and Ryan wrestling on the mats at Jackson Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jones posted the clip on his instagram account with the caption, “let the good times roll.”
The video has gone viral on social media, with many fans and fighters praising Jones for his willingness to test himself against Ryan. Many fans are amazed by Jones’ flexibility and strength at the age of 36. Jones and Ryan have been training together for a few weeks now, as Jones is looking to improve his grappling game ahead of his showdown with Miocic.
Stipe Miocic, a former two-time UFC heavyweight champion, is one of the best wrestlers in the division and has also shown his submission skills in his wins over Fabricio Werdum and Daniel Cormier. Jones will face a tough challenge from Miocic, who is considered by many to be the greatest heavyweight of all time.
Jones will also have to deal with the size and power difference, as he moved up to heavyweight earlier this year after dominating the light heavyweight division for over a decade. Jones vs. Miocic is expected to headline UFC 295, which will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.