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If you’ve been following the progress of Jon Jones over the past few months, you know the former UFC light-heavyweight champ has been going at it hard in the gym, and sharing his progress on Instagram along the way.
In his most recent post, Jones is at it again, only this time he’s showcasing his broad jumping and situp prowess. Check out the lower body power he demonstrates on the jumps and the abs strength during the barbell situps. Pretty impressive stuff, which has got to make upcoming challengers take note.
Clearly, Jon Joneses dedication to hitting the weights has resulted in an amazing physical transformation. Late last year, he posted a slender looking photo of himself from two years ago next to a currently ripped physique, writing, “Started powerlifting June 1, 2015. In just about seven months of training four days a week, my body has made a complete transformation… Off season 2013 vs. off season 2015.”
Photo from @jonnybones Instagram
The ripped physique raises questions about whether or not he’ll soon move up to heavyweight. The reason: the UFC recently reinstated Jones after a conditional release and almost 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to leaving the scene of an accident. Jones also hints in his Instagram post about a possible upcoming fight — UFC 198 — on April 23rd, which is rumored to be a rematch against current UFC light-heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier. After Jones was stripped of his title and suspended from the UFC, Cormier went on to win the vacant belt when he defeated Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 on May 23. Cormier is now the current title holder.
The former UFC light-heavyweight is also a friend and teammate of Holly Holm at Team Jackson-Winkeljohn in Albuquerque, New Mexico.