Perhaps the best thing to come out of Jon Jones previous suspensions were his grappling superfights.
Just recently Vitor Belfort retired and Jon Jones mentioned how much he admired the Brazilian veteran.
Enjoy your retirement brother, you deserve it. Thank you for the magnificent fight, learned a lot about myself that night. Nothing but respect for you @VitorBelfort Ps I know my arm would have been a nice little trophy for you, maybe we can run it back sometime in the future. Charity jujitsu match or something 🤙🏾
To which Belfort replied:
“Fighting Jiu-Jitsu is in my DNA. I am known for my knockouts, but my root is Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. It would be a pleasure to have time to dedicate myself to the art that put me in the world of sports and to test my training.”
And here’s where things get interesting – Jon Jones recently hinted there’s actual moves towards making it a reality.
Meanwhile Belfort posted:
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