Intense Jones vs. Gustafsson Stare Down (GIF) - Page 2 - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 63 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 12:16 PM
Light Heavyweight
 
Danm2501's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,282
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Soojooko View Post
There are simply not enough Vikings in MMA.
This. The one's we have are awesome too; definitely need more. Love a bit of Gustafsson and Gunnar Nelson! Scandinavia and Ireland seem to be the places to head to for up and coming MMA talent. Just a shame that the UFC went to Sweden and took Reza Madadi and Ilir Latifi, and not Max Nunes!

Proudly Supporting
Dan Hardy
Conor McGregor
Joe Lauzon
Ronda Rousey
Chael Sonnen
Mark Hunt
Chris Weidman
Robbie Lawler
Danm2501 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 63 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 12:38 PM
Colossal-weight
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 8,537
                     
Gustaf does look thicker than I thought, that or he is just a heavy guy at the start of camp.

I still think Bones' striking is lacking a little. He is very solid and patient, but he picks smaller guys apart from range. Rashad, Shogun, Rampage are all 6 foot nothing LHWs. Gustaf doesn't have a huge reach but it will be interesting to see how Jones goes about striking with a big LHW who is very good on the feet.

But I have Bones by Wrestling, elbows, possible sub.
jonnyg4508 is offline  
post #13 of 63 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 01:19 PM
Heavyweight
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 3,521
                     
Jones is going to maul him with ease
rabakill is offline  
post #14 of 63 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 01:24 PM
Welterweight
 
TheNinja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: AZ
Posts: 2,021
                     
OMG Jones is going to fight a real LHW!!! No more MW's or undersized LHW's or washed up LHW's. About damn time.

SMOOTH
TheNinja is offline  
post #15 of 63 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 01:25 PM
Megaweight
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,499
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gustafsson Fan View Post
This fight wont go 5 full rounds!
It is wrestler vs boxer IMO and so eventually one guy will be able to turn it into his fight and keep mauling the other guy down.

I do not think we will see a repeat of Cain Velasquez vs JDS 2 here where JDS was really punished but still managed to go the full 5 rounds. Gustafsson has too much striking power against Jones chin and Jones has too much ground and pound against Gus bottom game IMO. Whoever gets the advantage will be able to finish it inside of the 5 rounds

Even better is, I think of all the rematches we might get in 2014. If GSP and Jones loses their belts I think they would like immediate rematches.

p.s. A few weeks ago I used to think Jones would win this fight but with Gus also having a decent but smaller change. Now I I am shifting opinion. Gus looks content in this staredown. I think he deeply believes he can win this instead of just struggling to believe it. It could mean he wont get intimitated when they fight and can fight his fight. Weidmans win is probably inspiring for all the other title challengers out there.
I get based off of your name why you feel the way you do, but I think you are wrong. While Gustafson is very easily the better striker, he isn't going to win the striking portion of the fight. He still has a MASSIVE reach disadvantage and guys with a shorter reach than him have lit up his face like it was christmas. He may win against them, but he takes too much damage to give some. Against JBJ he will still take the damage, but land very little in return. Plus he has not fought anyone who uses so many techniques to keep distance. I have a feeling midway through the second round we will see Gus start to get frustrated and make mistakes.
cdtcpl is offline  
post #16 of 63 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 01:32 PM
Flyweight
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Eastern Wa.
Posts: 356
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by mo25 View Post



poz if you like this.
Great stare down, but mooching for poz is a bit weak.
dave-stjohn is offline  
post #17 of 63 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 01:35 PM
Lightweight
 
dlxrevolution's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,500
                     
Can we stop saying JBJ is the biggest LHW of all time now?
dlxrevolution is offline  
post #18 of 63 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 01:47 PM
of Nazareth
 
Soojooko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Moon
Posts: 9,461
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdtcpl View Post
He still has a MASSIVE reach disadvantage and guys with a shorter reach than him have lit up his face like it was christmas.
You do know they use legs in MMA, right?

Bones has used kicks to the knees/legs to keep distance as much as any punches. Gus might have a much smaller wingspan, but the dude has *very* long legs. Easily long enough to reach Bones with. Up to now, Bones knows if anybody is on the end of his kicks, then they are out of range to retaliate. That wont be the case with Gus. If Bones is in range to connect you can be sure Gus can connect also. Its an interesting fight for sure.
Soojooko is offline  
post #19 of 63 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 02:22 PM
Megaweight
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,499
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Soojooko View Post
You do know they use legs in MMA, right?

Bones has used kicks to the knees/legs to keep distance as much as any punches. Gus might have a much smaller wingspan, but the dude has *very* long legs. Easily long enough to reach Bones with. Up to now, Bones knows if anybody is on the end of his kicks, then they are out of range to retaliate. That wont be the case with Gus. If Bones is in range to connect you can be sure Gus can connect also. Its an interesting fight for sure.
Yes I am aware which is why I also said:

Quote:
Plus he has not fought anyone who uses so many techniques to keep distance
JBJ uses kicks more consistently than almost anyone at LHW. While he isn't throwing KO headkicks or punshing leg kicks a la Shogun, he uses them to keep distance. Because of this JBJ will also have a reach advantage in kicks as well. When he kicks he does it from further away because his end goal is to create distance rather than punish and hurt.

Gus may surprise me, but I really think that JBJ will create even more doubt for any future contenders off of how easily he will handle him.
cdtcpl is offline  
post #20 of 63 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 02:34 PM
Welterweight
 
GDPofDRB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 2,212
                     
Jones whole look away stare down has to be one of the lamest things going in MMA today.

I like MMA less because of this forum
GDPofDRB is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome