This week, the video above was released of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former heavyweight champion Frank Mir involved in a scuffle in a Russian hotel after a recent UFC press relations event.
The video shows both men starting to throw punches, before demonstrating their ground game with Mir taking Jones down. In all likelihood, it was a friendly altercation as Mir and Jones train together. Mir was even one of Jones’ coaches on the 17th season of The Ultimate Fighter. MMA manager Malki Kawa, who represents both Mir and Jones, suggested as much, writing on his Twitter:
“This jones/mir ‘fight’ tape is dumb. They’re friends. They were playing around.If they were to fight for real I’d be looking 4 the ppv”