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Jon Jones: 'That elbow was all Greg Jackson'




"I think it was a really good test. To be the best student, you have to study, study, study. I feel as if I got an "A" on this test. It's just a testament to studying and hard work. My gameplan was to strike with him. I just kind of sensed that he didn't want the takedowns to go down. In a lot of his interview he said 'I don't care if I get taken down' and that kind of let me know that was in the back of his mind. My core is wrestling and you can always go back to your core. I thought mixing wrestling with kickboxing was the best way to beat him. That elbow is all Greg Jackson. He has a very distinct ground and pound system. If you realize that Georges St. Pierre does the same style elbow, it's a Team Jackson thing. I found my home. Everything is working"

Dynamic up-and-cominglight heavyweight Jon Jones talks about his winning performance over Brandon Vera at the UFC on Versus televised event from Denver on March 21. Jones broke a few "Bones" in Vera's face and perhaps showed him "The Truth" about whether or not the hype was real. More importantly it set's up the Rochester native for bigger and better things in the 205-pound division in 2010. Any fantasy matchmakers want to take a stab at who's next for the future star?

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