Jon Jones hasn't always kept himself in great shape in between fights but if a recent tweet from the UFC light heavyweight champ can be believed, "Bones" is already pretty lean more than a month before he defends his belt at UFC 172 against Glover Teixeira. Jones takes on the Brazilian in Baltimore April 26 and he says he's already well within striking distance of the 205 pound weight limit.
Fighters routinely cut over ten pounds of water weight the week of a fight in order to make weight. If Jones is indeed just 218 pounds right now, it would appear that he's either sticking at this weight all through camp or getting even lower as the fight draws near in order to avoid severely dehydrating himself in order to make weight.
Do you think Jones staying light (while feasting on what looks like cauliflower, quinoa and a type of white fish) will help him against Teixeira? Let us know in the comments section.
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