Jackson Insists on Keeping Jones’ Creativity During Fights
Jon Jones is a stickler when it comes to his coach's game plan, but his trainer Greg Jackson is also banking on the fighter's creativity to knock out the rest of his contenders.
What Jackson wants him to do in his upcoming fights is to “work his timing, work his rhythm, but also work just jab-cross so he’s got a good balance of both…”. This is the trainer who formulates perfect game plans for his fighters that is talking here, and yet he insists on keeping Jones’ creativity in the octagon.
It is undeniable that Jones is a creative artist in his approach to MMA, but it is also interesting to note that he worked out the same formula to win his last three fights. He released the same vicious elbow hits to the head while he was on top his opponents that had been pinned to the ground. His wins in the matches against Matt Hamill, Brandon Vera and, this recent Sunday night,Vladimir Matyushenko have been the results of one game plan.
Jackson was impressed by his performance last Sunday because he followed the trainer’s game plan to a tee. But that is not yet the best of Jon Jones. His coach ends his interview with Fight Magazine with a little less of a warning and a bit more of a challenge:
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“He’s really working on his technique more and more… As he steps up and fights more experienced people, you’re going to see a more and more devastating Jon Jones.”