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Old 03-21-2010, 12:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Vera and Hamill are both 12-15 ranked LHWs in my opinion.
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I am in the minority here but I don't consider Vera that much of a step up from Hamill. Sure he is a step up, but not much of a step up in my opinion. Go look at who Hamill and Vera has beat and tell me there is that much of a difference. Hamill basically beat Bisping too, not that that means that much. But Vera has few great wins, his best being Mir when his head wasn't right and his striking was weak...and that was how many years ago?

Sure Vera brings a different skillset, but I always considered Hamill to be a guy that I would never see thrown around. I always thought yea maybe he will never be a top talent but he is a super wrestler with amazing strength. JJ through him around in a shocking matter. So Vera to me is a step up, but not that big of one, and seeing how JJ just manhandled Hamill until being DQ'd you have to think he can do similar to Vera. Vera's Greco comes into play here but he is no where near as strong as Hamill.

Maybe Vera doesn't get finished, but he doesn't bring it either. His potential has ran dry, he has to to start finishing a fight or just stringing wins together to even be considered a good LHW in my book.
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don't think it's a step up either, maybe it's a better match-up, but not a step up, IMO.
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Vera is arrogant, you should see the stuff he said in the past, I havent listened to him recently so dont know if he changed or anything.

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Just my opinion, but I think he's humbled greatly in the past couple of years, something he admits stems from a rocky second go-around. I completely agree with you that he was a cocky showman in his younger years, but gone are the days of his calling out Chuck Liddell and claiming he'd hold two championships at once. I think he might still believe that he has that potential, but he's not nearly as brash about it as he once was. Again, I'm by no means a Vera fanboy, but I can see that losing has rendered him more level headed than he was as a newly acquired heavyweight.
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Very good interview. By listening to Jones I can tell he is a very disciplined and down to earth type of person. I don't blame him for losing his cool, I also think Vera is a little cocky at time even though not an extreme case. I could tell Jones was nervous by looking at his chest during weigh in. He was breathing heavy. Anyways, I think Jones wins this fight unless we see a Vera that we have not seen before.
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What pisses me off about this video is that... Well did anyone see his facial hair? Looked pretty good didn't it? On me that same chin strap with mustache would make me look like a gay italian.

Anyway, I think this fight will tell us a lot more about jones. Vera is a good striker, somewhat underrated in that department and how jones handles him on the feet will tell me a bit.
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he is just a preachers son who does the right thing

acting like a douche for no reason at the weightins was what Jesus woulda done.

WAR VERA

rub it in his face a bit after, i think we will see Jons true colors.
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acting like a douche for no reason at the weightins was what Jesus woulda done.

WAR VERA

rub it in his face a bit after, i think we will see Jons true colors.
WAR JONES

because when wand, tito, or anyone else does something at a weigh-in its entertainment but when jones does it he's being a douche
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Looks like Brandons mental game has gotten to Mr. Jones
Yeah this is what I thought, but then again - Vera hasn't said too much as in trying to get under skin. Probably just nerves.
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because when wand, tito, or anyone else does something at a weigh-in its entertainment but when jones does it he's being a douche
lol, nice try. I'm pretty certain whenever Tito does anything, he's called on it.
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the point was everyone jumping on him getting in Vera's face as if its something new to weigh-ins or means hes immature
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