Former NBA participant, James Johnson, claims he would solely want ‘a yr of coaching’ to beat UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
Jon ‘Bones’ Jones (27-1 MMA) is presently making ready to defend his title in opposition to Stipe Miocic (20-4 MMA) this coming November at UFC 295 which takes place at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York.
Johnson, now 36, believes he might beat Jon Jones contained in the cage. Whereas saying it will take a yr of coaching, he’s certain he would have the sting over the MMA GOAT so long as they stayed on their ft.
Talking with sports activities journalist Ryan Hollins on the ‘NBA Rookie Life’ podcast, Johnson said:
“I rock with Jon Jones. I would wish a yr. My standup sport is nice however what everyone knows with Jones is he’s a collegiate wrestler, actually good on the bottom and that’s not my forte. I can get on the bottom. To his degree? I’m not there but I’d undoubtedly want a yr to work on counters and defences in opposition to it in order that we will keep on our ft.”
At 6’7″ and 240 kilos, Johnson is alleged to have a second-degree black belt in karate, a 20-0 kickboxing file and a 7-0 file in MMA.
Concluding Johnson shared (h/t MMAMania) the next about Jon Jones:
“He began studying the right way to use your fingers and your ft, what, after school? Like, I’ve been punching and kicking since I used to be 5, six years-old. The alternative for him as a result of he’s been wrestling for that lengthy. Studying all his wrestling strikes. So long as I can maintain him from happening the ground, I win.”
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