We've all seen traditional martial arts demonstrations, those cool (but still mildly goofy when you sit back and watch them objectively) exhibitions where guys kick, punch, throw and twirl around to show off how awesome their style is. Jon Jones and Frank Mir took it upon themselves to do something similar but with mixed martial arts.
The light heavyweight champ and former heavyweight champ have been touring the globe in recent months to promote their upcoming UFC bouts at UFC 171 and UFC 169, respectively (if you'll remember, Mirko Cro Cop complained about Jones, Mir and Alistair Overeem stealing some of his thunder at the Legacy 2 event in Russia). Amidst the festivities, the duo found time to engage in an impromptu demonstration of their martial arts skills by punching, kicking and rolling around in the back room of the Moscow Maxim bar.
The video, as you likely noticed, is above.
Jones is booked to face Glover Teixeira at UFC 171 in Dallas, Texas on March 15. Mir, meanwhile, is scheduled to face Alistair Overeem at UFC 169. Both fights are well-hyped and highly anticipated. The two both train at Greg Jackson's MMA. Mir actually served as Jon Jones' assistant coach on The Ultimate Fighter season 17, functioning as Team Jones' primary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach.
Because of that, don't expect the match to come to fruition in reality. Also, keep an eye out here in case a full version of the video surfaces (it likely lasted at least a little bit longer than 12 seconds).