Flashback: Jon Jones Tries To Arm Wrestle A Powerlifter, Gets Played With And Loses
By Mike Parrott
Current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones is known for his brutal strength and ability. However, his MMA abilities don't translate to Arm Wrestling.
When Jones was banned after a failed drug test testing positive for anti-estrogen pills just before UFC 200, he was caught on video Arm Wrestling Sadik Hadzovic and Robert Oberst, a two-time finalist in the World's Strongest Man competitions.
At the 2017 FitExpo in Los Angeles, Jones faced up to two different power-lifters in the same clip. First he went against Sadik Hadzovic, a world famous Bodybuilder originally from Bosnia.
After the embarrassing, yet light-hearted loss to Hadzovic, Bones went on the face Oberst. And with Oberst boasting an extra 90 kilograms and three inches on Jones, he played with, then easily beat the UFC Champion in a casual Arm Wrestling match.
The American Strongest Man's finalist made light work of Jones, pinning his arm down in just 12 seconds.
Oberst, the man Jones easily lost to on the Arm Wrestling table has over 17 Strongman accomplishments to his name including eighth place at the 2018 World's Strongest Man, as well as coming ninth in the 2013 World's Strongest Man.
Since then, Jones hasn't let the loss get him too down, going on to win his last three UFC bouts at UFC 232, 235, and 239 with UFC 232 being won by TKO in the third round.