Watch: Jon Jones loses push-up competition against disabled fighter Zion Clark after UFC 285 victory vs Ciryl Gane

Jon Jones may have dominated the heavyweight bout on Saturday night with Cyril Gane, but on the same night, he also lost to Zion Clark.

Bones returned to the octagon on March 4 at the main event of UFC 285 after a long break of three years making his debut in the heavyweight division.

Jones, the previous light heavyweight champion, defeated The Frenchman in just two minutes to become the new heavyweight champion which was pretty much expected from the American MMA icon. 

However, even though the 35-year-old fighter had an easy win in the octagon, he suffered defeat against the legless MMA fighter Zion Clark. After the post-fight interview, Bones ran into Zion Clark in the backstage area, where he was compelled to participate in a press-up battle with Zion.

Clark is a familiar face in The MMA world as he started his mixed martial arts career last year and received praise from many UFC fighters including the biggest UFC star Conor McGregor. 

“Absolutely fascinating to hear about this man’s debut and now see it. Lighting entry on the low single. Wow!” The Notorious tweeted welcoming Zion into the world of MMA. 

Time will tell whether Clark will excel in his new chapter of sports, but he has had a spectacular wrestling career, indicating his likely prominence in MMA. For the time being, Clark can add a victory against the new heavyweight king to his resume.

Clark, a multiple Guinness World Record holder, managed to accomplish forty push-ups faster than Jones in the backstage pushup duel, making him the winner of the friendly battle.

Earlier, Clark expressed his desire to have a contract with the world’s best MMA promotion from UFC president Dana White. According to the disabled fighter, Dana should sign him up if he truly cares about athletes who have physical disabilities.

Khandaker Muntasir

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Khandaker Muntasir Hossain is a passionate writer and avid reader. Other than having an immense interest in astronomy and gastronomy, he has been a sports lover all his life. Currently covering mixed martial arts, wrestling and boxing of all promotions for Sportszion.


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