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post #11 of 116 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 05:37 PM
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I agree. Jones has pretty much demolished all of the threats at 205 and could easily move up to HW BUT, Greg might think it's the 'stupidest idea of his career'.


Also, JJ fighting Struve? Come on. He would have the reach to hit him with ease and Stephan would just fall over. Wouldn't even be close
Greg might have a point. I'm not sure if JBJ would be the HW champion, but he sure would leave his mark on the divison.

The problem, as I see it, is that Jones currently cuts to 205, while there are fighters who still cut to weigh in at 265 (not many mind you). The 60lb differential from LHW to HW is a big one.

JBJ fighting Lesnar would have been interesting. While JBJ has the obvious skill advantage, the size advantage of somebody like Lesnar is just down right scary (to any HW coming in at 205-230ish). I'm sure JBJ would put on some weight, but for him to fight somebody with the frame like Lesnar is a good comparison to having GSP fight Silva.
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Greg might have a point. I'm not sure if JBJ would be the HW champion, but he sure would leave his mark on the divison.

The problem, as I see it, is that Jones currently cuts to 205, while there are fighters who still cut to weigh in at 265 (not many mind you). The 60lb differential from LHW to HW is a big one.

JBJ fighting Lesnar would have been interesting. While JBJ has the obvious skill advantage, the size advantage of somebody like Lesnar is just down right scary (to any HW coming in at 205-230ish). I'm sure JBJ would put on some weight, but for him to fight somebody with the frame like Lesnar is a good comparison to having GSP fight Silva.
It's a good comparison to Jon's last 5 fights, which isn't a knock on Jon. Shogun and Rampage are good examples of natural LHW's, they can't make 185lb and would be undersized at HW.

Jones would not be undersized at HW, he has a bigger wingspan than any HW and has room to bulk up and stay nimble.

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The whole 205 division is wreked! Jones swept them all!

IMO he moves UP to HW, he will have great tests there.

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Anderson at 205

Dos Santos and Overeem at HW.

No other John Jones fight at LHW interests me at all..


Do something with the old guard... Machida, Shogun, Rashad and mix them into fights with the James Tehunas and Glovers and Gustoffsons it could become compelling again... but good god lets groom some talent.

LHW is a boring rerun below the champ.. Props to my favorite media mess John Jones for thrashing the top 205ers and making them yesterdays news very fast..


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I'd like to see him fight the winner of Shogun/Mauler. Gustafsson is interesting since he is basically the only young guy who looks like he could be a legitimate challenger and Shogun might decide to not fight like an idiot next time and kick Bones in his bird legs over and over again.
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It's time for Cormier to step into the picture although we all wouldn't mind seeing a rematch with Lyoto, Shogun, then Hendo and Gustaf.

Cormier is the one to watch...

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I still want to see him fight Hendo, and maybe Gustafsson if he has a good showing against Shogun.

And if those fights happen, who knows - maybe we'll be hyped for a Machida rematch, Texeira or perhaps Anderson will have changed his tune...

I still think it's way too soon for this kid to be considering HW, he has a long career ahead of him, so no need to rush it

EDIT: I'd also love to see him fight Cormier at 205




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I'll call it right now, Jimi Manuwa will be the next big thing in the UFC and will beat Jones.

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In terms of pure LHWs, the only fights I would like to see are Gus if he beats Shogun and Henderson if he beats Machida (assuming they fight). Aside from that, it's time for Bones to start 'dabbling' like Anderson does; he can have some fun fights at HW, or even a LHW title fight with Anderson which is the #1 most exciting fight the UFC can possibly make right now.
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