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BREAKING: Intergender Match Craig Jones vs Gabi Garcia Officially Announced For CJI

BREAKING: Intergender Match Craig Jones vs Gabi Garcia Officially Announced For CJI

Yes, you’ve read that right.
It’s now official: Craig Jones will face Gabi Garcia at the Craig Jones Invitational (CJI) event!

What started as a joke is now reality.
Jones shared what happened:

I signed this maybe and hour and a half ago.
It might be one of the biggest events in sporting history…

The most decorated female athlete of all time, GG [Gabi Garcia] has put pen to paper to face me at my own event.

One hundred percent gonna happen. We signed this contract earlier.

He shared further details on the recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience:

I’ll take her on. I feel good.
I probably won’t train for her, I’ll be planning this damn event… I won’t train that hard.

I’m happy she is doing it, though.

We’ve been talking about this for two and a half years.
Feels like an arranged marriage or something.

 

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Craig Jones is planning to turn CJI into an annual event – as well as to change the submission grappling landscape through it:

If some miss out this year, such as lighter weight men and we really hope not women.
We will eventually create something that takes care of all.

Would be a shame to not have people like Ffion [Davies] involved, who is a positive voice in this community and a role model to many young athletes.