Originally Posted by marcthegame
It might be me but is anyone else surprise of how much bigger Jon Jones is in comparison to Evans?
Doesn't surprise me, no. that's one of the reasons the LHW guys are having such a hard time with him. His frame is that of a fairly large HW, yet he doesn't carry the mass of those guys. He's 6'4" with the reach of a teradactyl.
As an example, Junior dos Santos is 6'4" with a 77" reach. JBJ is the same height but his reach is 84". That's a 7 freakin' inch reach advantage over a very good boxer at HW.
Overeem is 6'5" with an 81' reach and he weighs in the mid 260's I think.
So you've got a really skinny, really athletic, very quick heavyweight masquerading as a LHW in Jon Jones. No wonder he is able to see things, reach things, and use leverage that others at LHW can't.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not hatin'. I say if you can make that weight then fight there.
I just want to see someone challenge him! Lyoto put up the best fight I think, potentially winning the first round of their fight and I think he did test Jones' chin a bit. ....it passed.
I suspect that as JBJ continues to mature physically he'll be forced to step up to HW where he may get out-muscled by some of the donkeys there, but I think it will probably be someone like JDS who first finds his "off button".
I think Jones is a special physical specimen and athlete and I look forward to watching him progress over the next few years.