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Jon Jones makes shocking admission after beating Ciryl Gane

The recent admission of UFC Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones makes his performance against Ciryl Gane at UFC 285 even more astonishing.

In UFC 285, Jones triumphantly defeated Gane through submission in the opening round. Gane was quickly dispatched by him thanks to a powerful takedown that had him tap out against the cage.

Jones was back in the Octagon after a three-year hiatus, and he overpowered Gane during the brief exchanges.

Upon winning the battle, Jones was overjoyed, but it didn't stop him from being critical of himself. He acknowledged that during his brief time in the cage, his hitting felt out of rhythm in his Octagon interview with Joe Rogan.

“There’s always a slight feeling out process,” Jones said. “I was dealing with a slight injury before this fight, and I didn’t really spar many times. I sparred a total of three times in this training camp. I did a lot of smart drilling, but I didn’t spar a lot.”

Jones didn't disclose the nature of the injury that prevented him from practising his setup before UFC 285.

Jones likely won't require much time off to recover from his mystery injury after taking down Gane. For his first title defence as the heavyweight champion, he plans to face Stipe Miocic.

Miocic has made hints that the Jones fight, which might occur at UFC 290, might be his last outing in the octagon.

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