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If you were wondering what Jon 'Bones' Jones looked like on a wrestling mat before he was famous (or infamous, depending on how you look at it), you're in luck. This footage of the man at the 2008 Northeastern Grappler's Challenge shows a raw freakish talent that probably needed grooming at the time.

Whoever it was who pushed Jones into MMA understood that he would probably be successful. And it was matches like these that started to paint the picture of a potential birth of a star.

Check it out below.

The sheer length of his body is what impressed me the most. He already had all the tools at this young age.

(Via: YouTube)