Im not worried about the range at all, I am worried about the clinch. If Jones show up with super human muscles and go for clinching like he did with Sonnen will Gus be able to make Jones WORK FOR IT?
If Jones can just get very early and easy takedowns I am afraid Jones will inflict too much damage before he needs a rest. That means he can then stand up take it easy and use his range and then go for takedowns as the opportunities present themselves.
Jones vs Sonnen was sick to watch it was like one guy was crushing a bug in his fist. However, Sonnen is a smaller guy so that is why I am wondering if a naturally bigger guy like Gus can create a whole different fight.
Gus has quite a low centre of gravity and great balance. He does not have huge upper body instead have quite thick legs. His takedown defence is excellence. BUT, he has never been up against someone like Jones. I think Gus should have fought Rashad first to be tested against a great wrestler. Why did they never make that fight happen?