Maybe he was trying to stay ready [every second], in case he had to call for backup during the fight?
In the first round, Marvin “Papi Gallo” Jones’ phone fell out of his trunks. The ref had to stop the fight to give the phone to his corner. Jones would get KO’d later in the 1st round by Ramon Luis Nicolas.
He knew he was going to need to call for backup, but the ref sold him out, damn.