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post #21 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 01:36 AM
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This fight probably isn't happening. Anderson is the fighter Bones looks up to the most and patterns himself after the most. I have said before that if the fight happens that is why I would pick Anderson to win. I think he would do what many of Silva's opponents do and fight on a delay because they are mentally beaten before getting into the octagon.

We can think that Bones should win since his grappling is so good and he has probably 30 pounds on Anderson right now but Bones needs to believe that.
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Jones is basically a bigger, stronger version of Anderson with wrestling.

If he didn't freeze up out of respect for his 'idol' then I'd take him by some sort of mauling.
I don't see how Jones would be Silva, I know everyone says Gnp, but then again were talking about a fighter who has the best chin, and has yet to bleed in the ufc. Anderson Silva is way too smart to let Jones finish him. I say Silva will ko in in the 2nd round. The think that separates them is their mindset. All that wild shit Jones throws, is asking to be Ko by a counter striker that when he strikes it meant to do damage.

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I don't see how Jones would be Silva, I know everyone says Gnp, but then again were talking about a fighter who has the best chin, and has yet to bleed in the ufc. Anderson Silva is way too smart to let Jones finish him. I say Silva will ko in in the 2nd round. The think that separates them is their mindset. All that wild shit Jones throws, is asking to be Ko by a counter striker that when he strikes it meant to do damage.
Don't take the bait man, he does it to get a rise out of us.







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I do not want to be A guy who beats Anderson.

I do not want to be A guy who lost to him.


I love watching Jones in the ring. I try really hard to like him outside of the ring, but I can't stand the self absorbed nonsense he spews.
I don't think you're trying too hard to like him when you notice sth like this tbh.

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It's inching closer. Anderson Silva at LHW really is something. He turns it on to another level. It may seem like he's playing, but I don't think so man. He senses the urgency, excels in those high pressure situations, and simply transforms into Super Saiyan mode. Basically I don't think we've seen him at 100% yet. Every time he pulls out something new.

I mean I predicted exactly what Bonnar was going to do which was the right game plan. What none of us predicted was Anderson actually welcoming it. Then tripping him and landing a pin point knee shot. How many fighters land sloppy knee shots to the body or head, try to uppercut, or land a roundhouse and miss especially in a scramble. That all happened in a split second which showed how instinctual he is.

The LHW title holder executes well, but in route to that it's usually simply over powering his opponents and using his reach. The only unique move is his spinning elbows.
Don't let you get fooled by Jones power. It's not only that what wins him his fights. His technique is not yet as clean as Silva's, but he is really getting better each fight. His fight IQ is very high and I think his fight instinct could be 2nd best after Silva himself. I think he actually is in the footsteps of Silva, not right there yet, but definitely on the way. Jones has a very good comprehension of what's going on in the fight and has a good eye for openings his opponent leave him.

In the Rua fight you could see some of his fight understanding. I.e. his front kicks to the body. Those weren't just random front kicks, but they were very well timed to disrupt Rua's breathing rhythm. Then on the ground at the end of one round he first goes for a leg lock and as he realises that it doesn't work and Rua postures up to defend, Jones switches his attack and gives Rua a surprising hammerfist. At the end of the fight, Jones doesn't get tunnel vision like most fighters and goes only in head hunting mode, but actually finishes with a liverpunch.

At the moment, Jones only has a power advantage over Silva and I'd give Silva a slight edge if a fight happens soon, due to his experience, timing, precision. But I do think that Jones could be Silva's legitimate successor. The only thing that plays against Jones is the weight class. As if he decides to go to HW, he will face a lot of opponents that only need one punch to turn around the fight.
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Jones is basically a bigger, stronger version of Anderson with wrestling.

If he didn't freeze up out of respect for his 'idol' then I'd take him by some sort of mauling.
Jones isn't a bigger, stronger version of Anderson. Jones' striking is still light years behind Andersons.
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Jones isn't a bigger, stronger version of Anderson. Jones' striking is still light years behind Andersons.
Couldn't agree more. Although Jones striking is improving, it's is nowhere close to Anderson's. Jones advantages are his wrestling and weight IF already in wrestling mode. The ground is his hope, a good one. His reach and standing power will be useless if he can't find Anderson and Anderson doesn't need power to finish you out.
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I don't see how Jones would be Silva, I know everyone says Gnp, but then again were talking about a fighter who has the best chin, and has yet to bleed in the ufc. Anderson Silva is way too smart to let Jones finish him. I say Silva will ko in in the 2nd round. The think that separates them is their mindset. All that wild shit Jones throws, is asking to be Ko by a counter striker that when he strikes it meant to do damage.
Who has Anderson ever faced that has even remotely decent GnP, let alone the kind of brutal GnP Jones possesses? Chael "ground pillow fight" Sonnen? Travis "gassy" Lutter?

Jones smashed Vera's orbital with an elbow. He turned Machida's face into a mess within a minute of taking him down. He is the only person ever to take down and brutally pound out a wrestling vet like Matyushenko on the ground, in Rd 1. He destroyed Hamill within minutes on the ground. Belfort had a purple face and a lip the size of a grapefruit after Jones had him down...

If Jones gets Anderson down, he can definitely put a whole new level of hurt on Anderson. Bleeding doesn't come into it, it's more like straight to hospital.

If it stays standing of course it's going to be a short night for Jones.
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I really hope this fight happens.

I hope Silva fights GSP at @ 178

And then Bones @ 195...


That way no matter what in both fights size won't be as much of a factor..... I don't think the fights are fair not too have catchweights when your talking about the best guys in the game.
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Jones isn't a bigger, stronger version of Anderson. Jones' striking is still light years behind Andersons.
Where did I say he had better striking? He doesn't need to be a better striker, he needs to be a better wrestler which he is.

Anderson is old school, Jones is new school, it's evolution and Jones would man handle the old timer like he did Shogun and Rampage.

And yeah, I'm pretty sure Jones is bigger and stronger than Anderson.

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