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 battle in UFC after he made his debut again in January on Battle Island, shedding an in depth cut up resolution to Mike Davis.
The Welshman entered UFC 10-Zero and with comparable pedigree to Conor McGregor as a double champion from Cage Warriors, however he took the primary lack of his profession after getting into the battle at 40 %, he advised talkSPORT.
However the 26-year-old doesn’t wish to disguise behind excuses. Jones needs to get within the win column and when he does he has plans to comply with in some grand footsteps.
“I practice out of three totally different gyms,” Jones defined to talkSPORT. “My placing fitness center is with my placing 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 Group 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 honest, I wish to do the identical factor that [Conor] McGregor did the place he had his camps travelling with him to get further 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 hold getting in the best way, which is basically irritating.
“However yeah, they’re all on board and so they’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 comply with, 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 essential to, you beg individuals for info on how they do issues,” he added. “You borrow issues if you happen to 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 identical factor.
“That’s the best way I’ve all the time been. Once I was boxing, I like Andre Ward’s pull-down model the place he’ll peel the gloves down rather a lot. [Vasyl] Lomachenko’s footwork, I all the time attempt to imitate the best way he moved his ft.
“You steal various things. Dustin Poirier does a pistol whip factor which I began together with in my model rather a lot. It’s all nearly grabbing elements from all over the place. I’ve by no means been impolite or not listening when somebody has had recommendation for me.
“Plenty of my fights, it was my coaches who noticed the calf kicks and realised we might combine them extra on the proper instances, and so they actually helped my model. Similar 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.