Greg Jackson: ‘Jon Jones’ powerlifting is a problem, I told you so’
At UFC 197 Jon Jones defeated Ovince Saint Preux via decision and won the interim title in his comeback match. However, ahead of the match Jon Jones did a lot of weightlifting and many believed it could be counterproductive.
Overheard on the corner-audio of UFC 197, is Greg Jackson saying that Jon Jones’ powerlifting has been bad for his cardio.
After the final bell rang on the UFC 197 main event bout between Jon Jones and Ovince Saint Preux, an interesting conversation was overheard between the interim champ’s coaches from the corner-audio of the pay-per-view.
“He did all right coach,” Jones’ wrestling coach Israel Martinez said (transcribed by MMA Junkie). Greg Jackson then brought up the heavy lifting that Jones has been doing for this fight as a reason for his somewhat lackluster performance.
“Powerlifting’s a problem,” Jackson said. “He gasses. I only want to do an I-told-you-so dance right now.”