Jon Jones vacated his light heavyweight title earlier this year, in a move which saw him climb up to the heavyweight division, which features some of the strongest men in the sport. Jon Jones is currently hoping that he would get a title shot right away against Stipe Miocic or a super-bout against “The Predator” Francis Ngannou.
A point to be noted is that, Jon Jones has been actively packing on the muscle following his move to the heavyweight division. He recently even took to Instagram to share pictures of his new bulked up physique.
Elsewhere, Chael Sonnen (often a Jon Jones critique) took to his channel to claim that it isn’t humanly possible to gain 15lbs of ‘pure muscle’ in only 12 weeks.
“You cannot gain 15 pounds of steel in 90 days, no matter what you’re doing, even if you have a poor work ethic like Jon” – Chael Sonnen
Chael Sonnen wasn’t particularly convinced with Jon Jones claiming that deadlifts largely helped him in achieving this bulked up physique. Speaking of which Chael said, “Before any of you think I’m also now coming out and trying to hint a sign that Jon is back on the gas, he’s still on the pool. So physiology says you cannot gain 15 pounds of steel in 90 days, no matter what you’re doing, even if you have a poor work ethic like Jon, set that aside.
Let’s say he worked out hard, physiology says you can’t do it. He’s not on the gas, he’s not. He’s in the pool, he’s falling in straight, you’ve got that caveat, unless he’s learned something new. A lot of guys have learned something new. The eye test when USADA got involved vs. the eye test today doesn’t pan out
USADA knows that and USADA agrees with me on that But that’s not the way it works. The science has to catch up. I’m really not suggesting for you, even in a back-handed way, that Jon’s back to his old tricks. I’m not.”
Before going on to add, “It would be the first time in the history of human species that a guy could deadlift a few times in his garage and gain 15lbs of muscle in 90 days.“
Agree with Chael?