Mason Jones has the possibility to kick off his UFC profession once more when he faces Alan Patrick this Saturday in Las Vegas.
The Brazilian is Jones’s second combat in UFC after he made his debut again in January on Combat Island, shedding a detailed break up choice to Mike Davis.
The Welshman entered UFC 10-Zero and with related pedigree to Conor McGregor as a double champion from Cage Warriors, however he took the primary lack of his profession after coming into the combat at 40 p.c, he instructed talkSPORT.
However the 26-year-old doesn’t wish to cover behind excuses. Jones desires to get within the win column and when he does he has plans to observe in some grand footsteps.
“I practice out of three totally different gyms,” Jones defined to talkSPORT. “My hanging gymnasium is with my hanging coach and I’m going down and do exercises with him.
“I practice with my wrestling/ju-jitsu coach in Cardiff and he comes all the way down to my different gyms and works with Greg, do some bit of coaching down there with my Thai, my wrestling my MMA sparring – numerous various things.
“And we’re slowly began to combine into Workforce Alpha Male an increasing number of the place I’ll be coming on the market for my camps and bringing my coaches out with me.
“To be truthful, I wish to do the identical factor that [Conor] McGregor did the place he had his camps travelling with him to get additional sparring and various things. I’m slowly beginning to get it, but it surely prices some huge cash and my coaches have this stuff referred to as jobs which maintain getting in the best way, which is actually irritating.
“However yeah, they’re all on board they usually’re all in assist. It’s a troublesome factor to get to, however we’re beginning to lay the foundations to get every little thing in place.”
McGregor’s coaching routine is definitely a sensible one to observe, however who else has Jones realized from in his younger profession?
“My ju-jitsu coach makes use of a beg, borrow and steal system which is that if it’s good to, you beg individuals for data on how they do issues,” he added. “You borrow issues in case you see somebody do it and be taught whereas steal one thing is the place you see it and flat-out take it, which is an analogous factor.
“That’s the best way I’ve at all times been. Once I was boxing, I like Andre Ward’s pull-down model the place he’ll peel the gloves down loads. [Vasyl] Lomachenko’s footwork, I at all times attempt to imitate the best way he moved his toes.
“You steal various things. Dustin Poirier does a pistol whip factor which I began together with in my model loads. It’s all nearly grabbing components from in all places. I’ve by no means been impolite or not listening when somebody has had recommendation for me.
“Quite a lot of my fights, it was my coaches who noticed the calf kicks and realised we might combine them extra on the proper occasions, they usually actually helped my model. Identical with the wrestling, it’s a must to steal, beg and borrow from all these totally different locations when you’ll be able to.”
Jones has the possibility to seize his first UFC win on Saturday evening.