Somewhere in a dank and pungent gym, a swollen meathead weeps.
That's because Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has abandoned his weightlifting routine in favor of crazy cardio. By his own account, the latter was the difference maker the last time he went five rounds with Daniel Cormier and he may just have to do it again next month in "Sin City."
Jones talks to the media in Los Angeles (via MMA Junkie):
"For this training camp, I've done almost zero weightlifting whatsoever. I've actually been working on burning off the muscle by overloading in endurance. So I think you guys will be able to tell during the weigh-ins and during the fight that I look a lot more like I used to look, a lot less muscular, and my endurance feels amazing. That's one of the No. 1 ways to beat ‘DC,' to ‘DC' ‘DC' by embracing the grind and beating him in the dog fight. And that's what I'm prepared to do."
See what kind of personal records "Bones" was breaking here.
Jones came under fire for his new physique -- by his own coach -- following a lackluster return to mixed martial arts (MMA) last April. Apparently that advice was taken to heart for his do-over with Cormier in the UFC 200 main event, which pops off in less than two weeks.
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