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Ari Shaffir On Why Jon Jones Might Have Went To Jacksonwink MMA

October 23, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In the latest edition of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Ari Shaffir said that a conversation with Jon Jones while smoking weed may have lead to the light heavyweight going to train with JacksonWink MMA. Here are highlights:

On smoking weed with Jones: “Early on Jon Jones, he wasn’t anything then – 4-0, maybe, something like that – meeting him, talking about s**t – and I can talk about this now because it’s no longer a banned substance in the UFC – talking about weed. And he was like, ‘Yeah, let’s smoke, bro.’ He wasn’t anything. He wasn’t anything, and just going like, ‘Who’s got weed?’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, Rogan’s got it, but he’s in his hotel room,’ and texting you . . . ‘Hey, man, are you up?’ And you’re like, ‘Yeah, I’m kind of tired. I’m going to sleep.’ It was like, ‘F**k, Jon, I think he doesn’t want us up there,’ and then be like, ‘No, no, let’s go. He’s got the weed. Let’s go.’ Because some fan gave it to us, right? You had this f**king tinfoil of weed, and just knocking on your door, and you’re like, ‘What?’ You were tired. And it was like, ‘Do you have that weed?’ . . . So you opened the door fully, looked at me and this young fighter and were like, ‘Come on in.’ And we all smoked pot in this hotel room in wherever it was. think Montreal, actually, and it was just a fun time, and then seeing this guy move on to become the baddest motherf**ker on the planet.”

Rogan on Jones figuring out his career path: “I hope it helped. I mean, he might have done it anyway. Who knows? But I think it was a good conversation to have with a young guy. Like, ‘Listen man, you have real talent. You could really be something, but you’ve got to be coached by guys who are going to find out your tendencies.’ He was so good, who knows how far – he might have been a world champion even with the camp that he was in. He was so good, and his wrestling is so powerful and he’s so physically talented, but it made a big difference, him to go to Jackson’s and be able to train on a regular basis with world-class fighters.”

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