Jon Jones signs up to train Jiu-Jitsu at GB New Mexico

Jon Jones at GB New Mexico earlier tonight
Jon Jones at GB New Mexico earlier tonight

The UFC’s light heavyweight champion is now a white belt.

Jon “Bones” Jones tweeted today a simple message with a picture: “I’m excited to stop neglecting my weakness.”

The picture shows him at Gracie Barra New Mexico in Albuquerque. The invitation came from the school’s leader, Roberto “Tussa” Alencar.

“I began training in wrestling at Jackson’s MMA in December last year and about two weeks ago we met and I invited him to train in the gi with us,” Tussa explained. “Tonight he came to the academy to sign up.”

Tussa added that Jones will attend gi training after his upcoming fight against Chael Sonnen on April 27.

“We have a very good no-gi training session every Friday and a lot of MMA guys train with us, like Carlos Condit, Clay Guida, among others,” he said.

In another post, Jones wrote about how he faced this new experience for him.

“I went into that class tonight extremely humble ready to learn,” he wrote.



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  1. little late to start preparing for Chael, shouldve been training BJJ since he started dodging Chael. LMAO! Win or lose, Jones will know he was in a fight after he meets up with Chael.

    1. What do you call it then? I had never, till Jones did it, seen a UFC fighter, let alone a champion say no to injury substiution, especially when he had been preparing for a fight. Then have the champ actually try and down play the challenger, saying he has to "earn his shot"…even Greg Jackson told him, "if you take this fight, it will be the biggest mistake in your career."…The only reason JJ took the fight, was due to FANS wanting to see it…………and it says alot that JJ feels the need to go outside of Jacksons to get BJJ training.

    2. and sam, dont get me wrong, its cool your an MMA fan, cuz i live in the ABQ too…and i really wish more ABQ guys would become real fans, so we could get some bigger shows…but dude, i looked at your page and your kindof a Jackson Homer…….i mean i like JJ his fights have been entertaining, but dude, you cant tell me that Chael doesnt present some real problems for JJ.

    3. No if Chael did present problems it would be his wrestling but Jon Jones being bigger and stronger and having a better Greco-Roman style completely nulifies his only strength that he had in the Middleweight division, also JJ doesnt need to go outside of Jacksons to train jiu jitsu, our head professor Tussa trains at Jacksons already, he just simply invited JJ to come and train with the Gi. Plenty of Jacksons fighters are always there on fridays anyway.

    4. Cool! you train?!? thats awesome. Well, guess we will have to disagree on the who is stronger and who has better wrestling…Nice to have an informed discussion about a fighter though.


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