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3/25/11 2:52 PM
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 “Jiu-Jitsu helps me to pick good positions and I do like GSP does when he uses his elbows. I have to thank my Jiu-Jitsu coach, he’s responsible for my evolution on the floor, he’s a Brazilian named Igor, and he’s helped me a lot.”
Jon Jones, at the UFC 128 post post fight press con

Eduardo Ferreira: How did you meet Jon Jones?

Igor Araujo: During the trainings. I’ve moved to New Mexico on the beginning of the year, but I once trained with Greg Jackson in November last year.

EF: How much time did you work together for this Shogun’s bout?

IA: A total of four weeks. Every afternoon me, him and usually Greg Jackson worked on Shogun’s good Jiu-Jitsu positions. On the week of the fight I went to New Jersey with him and we worked on this every single day.

EF: How do you evaluate Jon Jones’ ground game?

IA: Man, he’s really smart, he’s a quick learner, but to talk about Jiu-Jitsu you have to put a kimono on him, so he if he wears one, he’d be a white belt. But for MMA he has a good ground game, he has evolved a lot since we started training together. He really gives his whole best, and his ground game on MMA… He finished Bader, Shogun couldn’t sweep him, so he’s good on the ground.

EF: How were things before the fight?

IA: He was pretty confident. He has tattooed on his chest one word that makes reference to the Bible, that is “I do all for the ones who strengthen me”. He’s a religious guy. God and self-confidence and hard trainings brings you closer to victory. But I believe that talking thing is more for promoting the fight, because he really respects Shogun.

EF: He’ll now fight Rashad Evans, his team mate. Will you work with him for this bout?

IA: I’ll be at the gym training, that’s for sure, and I believe all guys will train there too, we’re working together side by side, for our careers, because everybody has fights to do and, if I can help him, I’ll do it for sure.

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3/25/11 2:53 PM
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 Good thing there is no gi in the UFC.....
3/25/11 3:10 PM
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It would suck to be the other white belts in Jon's GI class lol
3/25/11 3:15 PM
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"I do all for the ones* who strengthen me"

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* except anyone named Rashad
3/25/11 3:16 PM
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What other belt would he put on with a gi? LOL@UG news headlines

"ARROGANT JON JONES OFFICIALLY 'PROMOTES' SELF TO BLUE BELT"
3/25/11 3:18 PM
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triso07 - It would suck to be the other white belts in Jon's GI class lol


Jones has to pass the 6 month "no rolling" threshold for white belts first!
3/25/11 3:25 PM
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white belt,black belt,pink belt...damn i don't really care.
3/25/11 3:30 PM
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r_o_y - white belt,black belt,pink belt...damn i don't really care.


lol, yet you cared enough to post on this thread.
3/25/11 3:31 PM
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So he has to hit a black belt at least 5 times before he can roll with them Phone Post
3/25/11 3:37 PM
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triso07 - It would suck to be the other white belts in Jon's GI class lol


lol
3/25/11 3:58 PM
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I read the thread title as his coach having a white belt. Damn my brain!
3/25/11 4:07 PM
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r_o_y - white belt,black belt,pink belt...damn i don't really care.


lol, yet you cared enough to post on this thread.



i wasn't talking about the thread itself. i more meant i don't care about a persons belt color.
3/25/11 4:09 PM
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yes, but you post in a thread that is pretty much about his training and where the title of the thread starts off on its rank, lol.
3/25/11 4:11 PM
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He would be clueless in a gi.  Most blue belts, and probably some 2 stripe white belts would tool him by using the gi and the grips involved with the gi.  FACT!
3/25/11 4:13 PM
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I doubt any normal blue or white belt is tooling him in the gi period. They will last longer, but his wrestling skill and natural ability would more then make up for it.
3/25/11 6:45 PM
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TheGARV - He would be clueless in a gi.  Most blue belts, and probably some 2 stripe white belts would tool him by using the gi and the grips involved with the gi.  FACT!


=D 2-stripe white belt here saying that I'd be lucky to last a minute in a jiu-jitsu tournament against JBJ without getting choked.
3/25/11 6:54 PM
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TheGARV - He would be clueless in a gi.  Most blue belts, and probably some 2 stripe white belts would tool him by using the gi and the grips involved with the gi.  FACT!


L O L

Are you kidding? Of course he's a white because he hasn't trained gi techniques. no way any white rolls competitively with him.
3/25/11 10:01 PM
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That says to me if he was ever put on his back Jones would be in serious trouble.

Is there a fighter out there that can put Jones on his back?
3/25/11 10:10 PM
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People are grasping at straws.
3/26/11 7:45 PM
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I guess that says more about the BJJ belt system than it does about Jones.

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