The GOAT and UFC Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones visits Bangtao Muay Thai & MMA for his first EVER Seminar in Thailand

In a display of generosity and engagement, the UFC Heavyweight Champion, Jon Jones,
dedicated an extraordinary amount of time with fans during his visit to Bangtao Muay Thai &
on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Opting to forgo the scheduled Q&A session, Jones chose
instead to take extra time to say hello to the attendees, spending over three hours in the
sweltering heat of one of Phuket’s hottest weeks. This gesture not only highlighted his
dedication to his fans but also his passion for the sport and the community surrounding it.

Jon Jones fully embraced the spirit of camaraderie and fun with the attendees, creating an
unforgettable experience for everyone present. He humorously obliged fans’ unique requests,
from recording personalized video messages and selfies for their loved ones to engaging in
light-hearted leg kicks. Jones’ willingness to put a few brave souls into a rear naked choke for
photo ops, all while vibing to the music and cracking jokes, showcased a side of him that went
beyond the octagon. His approachability and willingness to entertain, even participating in
content videos where he narrowly avoided playful kicks to the face, highlighted his charismatic
and down-to-earth nature. These moments of connection underscored the unique bond between
Jones and his fans, making the event at Bangtao Muay Thai & MMA not just a seminar, but a
memorable gathering of martial arts enthusiasts.

Following the meet and greet, Jones took to the mats to demonstrate a series of technical
takedown entries, a testament to his unparalleled skill set and understanding of mixed martial
arts. Among the techniques showcased were the overhand right to head outside single leg,
snatch single leg, and taking the back from the single leg, including a misdirection head outside
shot on a southpaw opponent—a move he famously executed on Alexander Gustafson. In a
nod to his peer and former opponent, Daniel Cormier, Jones praised Cormier’s execution of the
high crotch single leg, illustrating the technique with high regard for Cormier’s prowess.

Day 1 Video Highlights:

The following day, Wednesday, February 21, Jones led a seminar focusing on elbow
techniques, one of the many tactics he utilized in his fight against Daniel Cormier. The seminar
offered attendees an intimate look into the strategies that have propelled Jones to the pinnacle
of MMA. His willingness to take additional photos with fans after the seminar further exemplified
his approachable and humble nature.

The GOAT Jon “Bones” Jones

Jon Jones, an iconic figure in mixed martial arts, is widely regarded as one of the greatest
fighters in the sport’s history. His career is distinguished by a record-setting ten consecutive title
defenses in the UFC light heavyweight division, underscoring his dominance and skill. Despite a
recent withdrawal from a highly anticipated heavyweight debut due to injury, Jones’ visit to
Bangtao Muay Thai & MMA underscores the gym’s reputation as a premier training destination
and serves as an inspirational beacon of resilience and dedication.

Jones’ triumphant return to the Octagon at UFC 285, where he secured the vacant UFC
heavyweight title by submitting Ciryl Gane, marked a significant milestone in his career. With a
record that boasts 10 wins by knockout, 7 by submission, and a striking accuracy of 58%,
coupled with a 95% takedown defense rate, Jones’ technical mastery and adaptability across
weight classes continue to inspire fighters and fans worldwide.

Bangtao Muay Thai & MMA has become a hub for martial arts excellence, hosting multiple
former and current UFC champions, including Georges St-Pierre, Weili Zhang, Jiri Prochazka,
and part-owner Alex Volkanovski. The gym’s ability to attract such high-caliber talent speaks
volumes about its quality and the opportunities it provides for learning and growth.
Connor McBride, head western boxing coach at Bangtao, shared his experience with Jones: “I
thought he was gonna hit me easy, but I suppose his easy kick is like my hardest kick…I can still
feel it a bit.” McBride’s sentiment reflects the awe and respect Jones commands, not just for his
achievements but for his skill and power.

“Grateful. It’s mad… Bangtao is the place to be at the minute. We got GSP, we have Zhang
Weili training here, now we got Jon Jones, the place just keeps getting better, bringing better
people… [he’s the] UFC heavyweight champ of the world, probably the best ever fighter on
planet Earth is here at Bangtao. If you’re not here, you’re missing out,” McBride added,
highlighting the gym’s rising status as a premier destination for martial arts training.

Jon Jones’ visit to Bangtao Muay Thai & MMA is more than just a testament to the gym’s worldclass training environment; it’s a beacon of inspiration for fighters and fans alike. His willingness
to engage deeply with attendees, share his expertise, and showcase his technical prowess
underscores the spirit of martial arts—community, respect, and continuous improvement.

For those looking to follow in the footsteps of champions or simply immerse themselves in the
world of MMA and Muay Thai, Bangtao Muay Thai & MMA offers an unparalleled opportunity.
Whether you’re a seasoned fighter or a passionate enthusiast, the gym welcomes all who share
a love for the sport.

Don’t miss out on the chance to train at one of the premier martial arts gyms in the world. For
more information on training programs, upcoming seminars, and special events featuring MMA
legends like Jon Jones, visit Bangtao Muay Thai & MMA’s website or contact them directly.

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