JON JONES has certainly put on the beef ahead of his long-awaited move up to the UFC's heavyweight division.
The future UFC Hall-of-Famer vacated the light-heavyweight title last August in order to pursue the promotion's 265lb crown.
Jones, 33, has been hard at work in the gym putting on size in order to compete with the behemoths that await him at heavyweight.
And the former long-reigning 205lb king's efforts have left him sporting a drastically thicker frame.
Jones shared a series of post-weightlifting photos with his training partners to his Instagram page.
The snaps showed a significant increase in the size of Bones' chest, arms, legs and back.
The post's accompanying caption read: “If you’re the baddest motherfuck*r in the room, you’re probably not training with the right people.”
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Jones' latest physique update stunned fight fans, one of whom said: "Heavyweight jones is gonna be lethal."
Another said: "Jonny boy you a big boy now."
And another said: "That’s a bad man."
Jones hasn't set foot inside the octagon since his unanimous decision victory over Dominick Reyes last February at UFC 247.
The pound-for-pound king's hiatus is in part down to an ongoing financial dispute with the UFC brass.
Jones is at loggerheads with the promotion as he wants to be financially compensated for his eagerly-anticipated move up to heavyweight.
The American is eyeing a super-fight with current heavyweight king Francis Ngannou, who is also keen on the fight.
But Bones has told the UFC he wants upwards of £7million ($10m) for a showdown with The Predator.
The UFC have yet to bow down to Jones' demand, although their executive vice president Hunter Campbell is set to have a meeting with the MMA great.
UFC supremo Dana White told ESPN: “Whether Jon has a manager or not, Jon is going to do what Jon wants to do.
“So it’s probably something that Jon Jones needs to work out. I know that him and Hunter have a good relationship.
"So I think those guys are going to get together soon and talk.
“Listen, you look as the last however many years and people ask me who I think the best ever is and I say Jon Jones. Jon Jones is a massive part of the history of this company.
"He’s one of the best ever.(No matter) where you stand, whether you think it is him, Anderson (Silva), Khabib (Nurmagomedov), GSP (Georges St-Pierre), wherever you stand on that, he’s one of the best of all-time.
"Obviously there is still some big fights that can be made with him, and we would love to do it.
"It’s not like we can’t get something done over here.”
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