Conor McGregor Gives Jon Jones Free Striking Advice
Jon Jones, fresh from emerging victorious at UFC235 is a man, once again, at the top of his game.
The star, who has had multiple issues with positive drug tests has strung two clean victories together as he successfully defended his UFC Light Heavyweight title.
A valiant contender, Anthony Smith was no match for the New York product, with all three judges scoring the fight in Jones’ favour on his way to a unanimous decision victory.
The five-round encounter was not without ups and downs.
Jones was deducted two points for an illegal knee in the fourth round, however, Smith gave the go-ahead to continue in search of a historic victory. Jones, however, had the upper hand for most of the fight, giving him the eventual, inevitable victory.
Dana White threw up the suggestion that he would love to see Jones take on the meteoric riser, Thiago Santos in the near future. He said:
“I love the Thiago Santos fight. I love that fight. I would love to see him verse Jon Jones. Thiago looks unbelievable at that weight, he’s big, I like his fighting style, and when you put Jon Jones in those type of fights, Jones shines,”
“Jones sort of is one of those guys who rises to the level of his opponent… I think Thiago Santos is going to be one of those guys who comes in aggressive, moves forward and gives you the kind of fight that you’re used to seeing Jon Jones in.”
In the wake of the fight, footage has emerged of a 5-years-junior Jon Jones getting advice from another man who was on the way up. Despite Jones already being the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion at the time, a young Conor McGregor, who had just won Performance of the Night over Dustin Poirier, decided Jones could improve his striking game with some simple advice.
Check out the footage here.