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post #15 of (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Gustafsson Fan View Post
This fight wont go 5 full rounds!
It is wrestler vs boxer IMO and so eventually one guy will be able to turn it into his fight and keep mauling the other guy down.

I do not think we will see a repeat of Cain Velasquez vs JDS 2 here where JDS was really punished but still managed to go the full 5 rounds. Gustafsson has too much striking power against Jones chin and Jones has too much ground and pound against Gus bottom game IMO. Whoever gets the advantage will be able to finish it inside of the 5 rounds

Even better is, I think of all the rematches we might get in 2014. If GSP and Jones loses their belts I think they would like immediate rematches.

p.s. A few weeks ago I used to think Jones would win this fight but with Gus also having a decent but smaller change. Now I I am shifting opinion. Gus looks content in this staredown. I think he deeply believes he can win this instead of just struggling to believe it. It could mean he wont get intimitated when they fight and can fight his fight. Weidmans win is probably inspiring for all the other title challengers out there.
I get based off of your name why you feel the way you do, but I think you are wrong. While Gustafson is very easily the better striker, he isn't going to win the striking portion of the fight. He still has a MASSIVE reach disadvantage and guys with a shorter reach than him have lit up his face like it was christmas. He may win against them, but he takes too much damage to give some. Against JBJ he will still take the damage, but land very little in return. Plus he has not fought anyone who uses so many techniques to keep distance. I have a feeling midway through the second round we will see Gus start to get frustrated and make mistakes.
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