🥋 Here's Why Jon Jones' Coach Won't Promote Him
Plus: when should you kick out a disruptive student?
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Thursday’s poll on taking time off was a mixed bag:
Personally I’ve felt all three. I’ve had breaks from an injury where I come back feeling amazing because I’ve been cross training and thinking about Jiu Jitsu a ton.
But of course I’ve also had breaks where I rewatch every season of 24 and rack up a 5 figure DoorDash bill… no good. Completely agree with James’ take here:
Alright let’s get to it, slap-and-bump 👊🏻
THE MAIN EVENT 🚨
I’m sure you all saw Jon Jones’ incredibly impressive guillotine finish of Ciryl Gane at UFC 285.
But if you’ve been living under a rock, it was one of those submissions where you watch it in realtime and say “WTF?” Then you rewind it, play it frame-by-frame, and realize…. dayummmm that was tight.
Clearly a black belt level finish. Jones is a mere purple belt though!
Jiu Jitsu Times dropped a really interesting interview with Jones’ Jiu Jitsu coach, Roberto Tussa Alencar.
Jones trains under the traditional (and sometimes controversial) Gracia Barra affiliation. Alencar says that since Jones isn’t training twice a week in the gi, he can’t promote him.
That’s… a take. Not training in the gi certainly hasn’t prevent schools like 10th Planet from producing undeniably elite level Jiu Jitsu talent. What do you think:
Should Jon Jones be promoted to black belt?
Vote to see results:
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