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.