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Old 07-31-2013, 11:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
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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!
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Jones is going to maul him with ease
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
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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.
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poz if you like this.
Great stare down, but mooching for poz is a bit weak.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:35 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Can we stop saying JBJ is the biggest LHW of all time now?
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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.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:22 PM   #19 (permalink)
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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:

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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.
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Jones whole look away stare down has to be one of the lamest things going in MMA today.
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