UFC 135: ESPN's Sports Science Looks at Jon Jones

ESPN's Sports Science takes a look at Jon Jones' 84.5" wingspan. Photos by Jed Jacobsohn/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

ESPN takes a look at Jon Jones in their newest Sports Science video. (Embedding disable because ESPN hates people watching their content.) The video examines the effects of Jones' 84.5" wingspan. Highlights:

  • Jones' arms measure 34.5 inches. His reach allows him to land blows from over 3 feet away. Arms extended, Jones can cover 182 cubic feet around him, which is 80% more than the average adult male. Jones' superman punch extends his rage to over 5 feet.
  • Jones' spinning elbow has been clocked at over 900 degrees/second.
  • Jones landed 10 downward elbow strikes in a matter of 4 seconds against Vladimir Matyushenko.
  • MMA fighters are able to apply a chokehold at 500 pounds of force, which is 10x 50x more than is necessary to cut off circulation.
  • If Jones' height matched his wingspan, Jones would be taller than 97% of the players in the NBA. Which is a fancy way of saying that he would be seven feet tall.

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