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post #141 of 143 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by MMA-Sportsman View Post
Agree. Gus is used to face smaller guys as well, so having a big guy with Jones talent will be massive trouble for him.

It's the "top competition" Jones faced I don't buy it. Ok, top for the absence of better fighters, I get it, but c'omon:

Brandon Vera? Grandpa Matyushenko? Object of this thread Ryan Bader? Guy who looks like Shogun? Rampage? Machida? Post Machida Rashad? Broken hand Vitor? Chael Fecking Sonnen?

Jones is better than all of the above mentioned guys. That's all I can reckon. Impressed? Not as much.

Gus and Tex are fights I am anxious to happen for the quality and regularity of their records.
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Originally Posted by rabakill View Post
Seeing his toe come through the skin and he hardly even flinched, that's a scary person to have to be in a cage with.
Do you mean his toe injury in the Sonnen fight¿ He didn't see it during the fight and after the fight when he had seen it, he went quite into literal shock while talking to Rogan.

I completely get what you mean though, technically he doesn't stand out particularly in one single aspect (as Silva and GSP do) and he lacks the one punch power.
His Greco-wrestling stands out, so does his range work. He already has pretty good timing which helps him to disrupt his opponent's attack and rhythm. And he has a pretty good instinctual fighting creativity, which I think will develop even more. I don't know whether he can catch up with Silva's 2 decades of more striking experience, but I think we will see Jones improve in that area significantly during the next 4 years.
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post #143 of 143 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by rabakill View Post
... it's the physical imposition he brings that impresses me.
^^^^This. And also his greco-wrestling brought up by Voiceless. His range work is pretty much linked to his reach. He's a physically gifted athlete, no doubt.

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JBJ's Greco is fuggin phenominal. Dude is on another level completely.

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