Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Jon Jones On Bone Breaking Elbows To Brandon Vera's Face

Jon Jones, fresh off his first round stoppage of Brandon Vera last night at UFC on Versus 1, talks to UFC.com about the fight ending elbows that took the fight out of Vera:

“I think it was a really good test. To be the best student, you have to study, study, study. I feel as if I got an “A” on this test. It's just a testament to studying and hard work. My gameplan was to strike with him. I just kind of sensed that he didn't want the takedowns to go down. In a lot of his interview he said 'I don't care if I get taken down' and that kind of let me know that was in the back of his mind. My core is wrestling and you can always go back to your core. I thought mixing wrestling with kickboxing was the best way to beat him. That elbow is all Greg Jackson. He has a very distinct ground and pound system. If you realize that Georges St. Pierre does the same style elbow, it's a Team Jackson thing. I found my home. Everything is working”

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