UFC champion Jon Jones in playful sparring video with boxing legend Mike Tyson (+Video)

What better way to prepare for a UFC title defence than sparring with a boxing legend?

Well UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has done just that, posting a video on Instagram with former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson.

Luckily for Jones the quick box wasn’t in the ring as Tyson, an avid mixed martial arts fan, still showed he’s still pretty good with his hands.

VIDEO Scroll down to watch Jon ‘Bones’ Jones play fighting with Mike Tyson

Joking around: Tyson and Jones played to the cameras when they bumped into each other 

Joking around: Tyson and Jones played to the cameras when they bumped into each other


Throwing punches: Tyson ducks under a punch from UFC champion Jones during their play fighting

Throwing punches: Tyson ducks under a punch from UFC champion Jones during their play fighting

Slap: Jones manages to slap Mike Tyson, the former undisputed heavyweight world boxing champion

Slap: Jones manages to slap Mike Tyson, the former undisputed heavyweight world boxing champion

Big reach: Tyson was a fierce competitor during his fighting days but luckily for Jones the sparring was calm 

Big reach: Tyson was a fierce competitor during his fighting days but luckily for Jones the sparring was calm

Big hug: Tyson, who's last professional boxing bout was in 2005, hugs Jones after their joke sparring session

Big hug: Tyson, who’s last professional boxing bout was in 2005, hugs Jones after their joke sparring session

‘Bones’ caught on camera and posted on his Instagram account with the caption ‘Quick sparring session with @MikeTyson #boxing #mma #Goodtimes’.

Jones, 23, became the youngest champion in UFC history in 2011 and recently underwent surgery to repair his knee, which forced a planned title defence against Daniel Cormier back to January 2015.


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During his rehab Jones has also been seen dabbling in the world of WWE wrestling but will look to prepare in time for his much anticipated seventh title defence against Cormier. The pair brawled in Las Vegas at the beginning of the month and will certainly be a bout to watch out for in January.

Champion: Jon 'Bones' Jones became UFC's youngest ever champion in 2011 with the light heavyweight title

Champion: Jon ‘Bones’ Jones became UFC’s youngest ever champion in 2011 with the light heavyweight title

Title defence: Jones will defend his title against Daniel Cormier in January next year after knee surgery

Title defence: Jones will defend his title against Daniel Cormier in January next year after knee surgery


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