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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 01:24 PM
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Jones does not have a better jab than Gus, thats a crazy statement. Jones hardly uses a traditional jab at all.

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post #32 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 01:29 PM
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Jones does not have a better jab than Gus, thats a crazy statement. Jones hardly uses a traditional jab at all.
That's not what I said though.

Jones is better at hitting his opponent at jabbing range, and maintaining that distance.
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post #33 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 06:07 PM
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I can't see Gus upsetting Jones. The matchup has too many problems. If you look at Gus's style, he uses his length in the standup moving in and out of range. His counterpunching is based on his reach advantage. But with Jones, he's at an actual disadvantage. Every once in a while he does slip and weave under punches, but that's not his bread and butter.

I think Jones is actually going to opt to stand with him for a bit. He may have a slight edge on both the feet and the ground. Gus actually needs to be a better fighter in this fight than he's ever been before to have a chance.
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post #34 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 06:51 PM
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"If you watch my fights and you watch Alexander's fights, he gets hit a lot with a lot of different punches," Jones said. "With me, I've gone through some fighters where fighters don't touch me once.

People are saying, ‘Oh, Gustafsson has the best footwork and he has the best boxing.' And then you really look at it and you're just like, ‘What are you talking about?' Like, look closely. Look really closely.
I think these both could be explained by the fact that with Gus, fighters aren't scared he'll take them down and elbow them to oblivion, thus don't commit to strikes, plus there's that whole 'having the longest reach in UFC history' thing.
Bones seems kinda slighted here, I think he'll want to prove he's better than Gus standing in this fight.
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post #35 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-12-2013, 06:22 PM
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Jon Jones could win. On the other hand, so could Gustaf.

One thing is for certain. One man is black. The other is white.
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