Deadlifting with Jon ‘Bones’ Jones
While being suspended from the UFC for a year, Jon Jones has made it a personal goal to get stronger physically. He has been spending a lot of time in the gym with the team at Massthetics and is making massive gains on his deadlifts, squats, and more.
According to Jon Jones he started power lifting back on June 1st, 2015 and in seven months has completely transformed himself. He looks to be in tremendous shape!
Jon Jones lost his title for out of competition failings, but by the look of things, his is life back on track. The fighter has made a number of well-publicized gaffes on his social network, and has wisely turned his Instagram private. However, an image he recently posted indicates that the sport has a motivated Jon Jones on its hands.
Jon Jones Biography
Jones entered the UFC in August 2008 on a few weeks’ notice, won, and was rewarded with bouts against future Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar and a UFC 100 spot against Jake O’Brien. Near effortless wins over veterans Brandon Vera and Vladimir Matyushenko followed before he dominated previously-unbeaten Ryan Bader at UFC 126. Jones’ only loss came at when a poor referee call resulted in a disqualification loss to Matt Hamill, in a fight he was by all accounts winning soundly.
After his UFC 126 win, while still inside the Octagon, Jones was offered the chance to step in for injured teammate Rashad Evans to face light heavyweight champ “Shogun” Rua on six weeks’ notice. Jones accepted and went on to dominate Rua as well as his subsequent opponents: “Rampage” Jackson, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort.
Just 23 years old when he defeated Shogun, Jones became the UFC’s youngest-ever world champion. Jones has successfully defended his light heavyweight title in a division-record eight consecutive fights. He’s also finished nine opponents by either knockout or submission, passing Chuck Liddell for most finishes in light heavyweight history.
MASSTHETICS is ‘just two dudes trying not to die’ that is striving to break stereotypes, especially ones in the powerlifting arena of fitness.