Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion
Lyoto obviously wants a full training camp this time since he fought Jones on short notice the last time, it all makes sense.
Also, Vitor is going to get slaughtered, if Anderson can do what he did to him, imagine what Jones is gonna do to him?
Hold on, are you implying that Jones' stand up is on, or near Anderson Silva's level?
Mimicking the MW champs stand up techniques doesn't make you as good as the MW champ.
From a technical stand point, Jon Jones' stand up isn't any where near close to Anderson Silva's. Like, seriously not even close. Anderson possesses god like timing, his footwork is leagues ahead, he's MUCH faster and he can work angles like no other.
You think that because Anderson Silva front kick KO'd Vitor, that Jones will be able to copy him and do the same?
ha ha, no chance.
If Anderson Silva retired tommorow, I'd bet the lot on Vitor Belfort becoming the new MW champ and ruling it for some time.
The Phenom is a beast. He's destroyed Rich Franklin, Akiyama (granite chin) and Rumble (A god damn HW). Anderson Silva is simply on another level though and there is no shame in losing to him or getting KO'd.
I'm really shocked at how many folk are underestimating Vitor. He presents very real and very dangerous threats to the champion.
I currently have the bout in 60/40 favour of Jones.