‘Extra motivation’ Jon Jones responds to fan mockery of the latest pad workout with a lengthy Twitter rant, hinting at fighting Francis Ngannou
Jon Jones has taken note of the heavyweight division, but the problem is that it’s been over two years since he first did so. This has resulted in a significant number of fans being put off by his heavyweight debut.
While Jon appears to be in better physical shape than ever since his anticipated move to heavyweight, fans have a feeling that his punching doesn’t reflect that.
what worked Jon at light heavyweight his reach was mixed with his flashy punches, not afraid to experiment while in the octagon itself. Couple that with the ever-present danger of simply being wrestled for a dominant loss, and we get an idea of why he was as dominant as he was.
However, many fans worry his wrestling might not be as effective against the heavyweight big boys, and his recent shots of hitting the pads do not inspire further confidence. In response to this criticism Jon posted a series of tweets addressing comments and taking his side.
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Jon Jones believes a fight against Franci Ngannou is back on the table
First, he addressed criticism that it had taken him too long to fight at heavyweight. Jon credited this to fans who were just impatient to name it “to have a big problem” while acknowledging that this is the biggest criticism leveled at him at the moment.
He then stated that whatever he could do, he was on his side. “Correct me if I’m wrong but I’m pretty sure in one of Dana’s last interviews he said ‘I’m ready to go and just waiting to see what happens between Stipe and Francis.'” Read the tweet when Jon said that in the meantime he’s doing the only thing he can do “pack the pounds”
He then addressed criticism that he looked slow on the pads. He just chose to take it that way “additional motivation” Saying, “I’ll be pushing harder, can’t wait for y’all to see your boy in real fighting form. Everything has its course. “ Jon, meanwhile, has been in the process of getting into fighting shape since 2020 with no clear end in sight.
Jon then responded to some fans, one of whom revealed that while his heavyweight debut had been pushed back to November from the September dates originally planned, the delay had allowed heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou to be among the opponents of choice could.
Jon then went on to reply to a fan who said he doesn’t look that slow in the footage, saying: “Personally, I don’t feel slow, I’m aware that I’m not in camp and I’m in a build-up phase. But I like it when people judge this version of me, it might only work to my advantage.”
Do you think Jon will finally make his heavyweight debut this calendar year? Let us know below who you’d like him to face when he finally ventures out of 205.
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