I think more or less the point of incline in Rashads career towards this fight was when he moved to Blackzillians, not when he lost to Madhida.
After his Machida loss, Rashad was pretty much going the way of GSP abandoning is quick, explosive stand-up and wrestling his way to a victory. However, after his transition to his new camp, I think it's safe to say that we have seen a Rashad 2.0. He is much more of a complete fighter, he uses his speed more effectively, his defense is better, and he is stronger.
While I don't think Rashad will win, I do think he will expose Jon Jones's weaknesses to the rest of the LHW division, the same way Shogun exposed Machida. Only after then will we be able to see how good Jon Jones really is and what he's really made of.
Last edited by dlxrevolution; 04-21-2012 at 03:37 AM.