Mike Winkeljohn: Jon Jones isn't far from 'that Anderson Silva place' with his striking

Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been undeniably dominant in his UFC run thus far, but one thing he hasn't shown is thunderous power with his striking. Trainer Mike Winkeljohn thinks it's only a matter of time before he's able to develop that though. In an interview on Sherdog Radio, he said that JBJ is close to being like, of all people, Anderson Silva in terms of one-hitter quitters:

"Since he's come to camp, I'm real blessed that this young man listens and he went from being mostly a wrestler to now he's turning over to becoming a great striker in the division. He's almost there, he's almost to that Anderson Silva place where he is going to start getting those one punch and one kick knockouts. Just wait, you haven't seen anything yet."

That's quite the statement. While Jones does have versatile striking and mixes things up very well, I highly doubt he'll develop major power in his shots anytime soon. And to compare Jones to a guy with some of the craziest one-strike KO's you'll ever see (Tony Fryklund, Vitor Belfort, etc)....well, that's a little too much hyperbole for me.

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