Jon Jones Fires Back at Critics Over New Heavyweight Physique
The UFC 285 pre-fight press conference featured some heated exchanges between Jon Jones and his opponent for the upcoming bout, Ciryl Gane. However, it was Jones’ comments towards his critics that garnered attention following the conference.
Jones, who previously competed in the light heavyweight division, has bulked up significantly for his move to heavyweight. This has led to criticism from some who claim he has adopted a bodybuilding physique rather than one suited for MMA.
In response, Jones fired back at his critics, stating, “It’s a good thing this isn’t a bodybuilding competition. I’m going to use what I have to beat Ciryl, and that’s all that matters.”
Jones went on to say that he is feeling confident heading into the bout and that his training camp has been focused on adapting his game to the new weight class. “I’m excited to show everyone what I’m capable of at heavyweight,” he said.
The upcoming fight between Jones and Gane has been highly anticipated, with many fans curious to see how Jones will perform at the new weight class. Some MMA analysts have predicted that Jones’ grappling skills will be a key factor in the fight, while others believe that Gane’s striking will be too much for the former champion.
Regardless of the outcome, it seems clear that Jones is determined to prove his doubters wrong and cement himself as a legitimate heavyweight contender.