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bones is an anomaly, its not like any bum can come into MMA and be a world champ 24 31.17%
yes, it would be bad for MMA to have a guy so inexperienced be the champ 2 2.60%
it doesnt matter how long someone trains, if the guy's a good fighter he's a good fighter 30 38.96%
its like the brock situation all over again 6 7.79%
haters gonna hate 15 19.48%
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Is Jon Jones Winning The Belt Bad For MMA?

the guy is a future champion, but would it be bad for mma if he won the belt this early?

2 years ago, the guy was learning moves off of f*cking youtube videos and now he's fighting for the belt. so how the hell does someone so young and inexperienced come into the deepest, toughest division in MMA and run through everyone? he's a freak athlete yes, but something like this would NEVER happen in any other sport. it would never happen in boxing or basketball or track and field. you have to train for years and years to get elite at those sports..

so why is MMA different?
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Being at Jackson's camp has jsut a little bit to do with it. If you are training with the best coaches and champs and ex champs you are gonna pick up some good stuff.

It happens in all sport. Look at cristiano Ronaldo in Soccer. He was a very gifted footballer but it wasn't til he went to Man United and trained with the best players and the best coaches that he became world class.
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What is wrong with a gifted athlete going to the top fast? GSP got his shot at the belt against Hughes around the same time, with less fights in the UFC at the time.

Sure the LHW division is more stacked right now than the WW division was when GSP got his first shot but I don't really see a big difference.

A lot of the top fighters at LHW are either on a one win streak or on a losing streak, so giving an opportunity to a young star who has been terrorizing whoever he has fought is nothing wrong. If JBJ wins, then he still has to face many good fighters.

Just look what BJ Penn did in BJJ and only training in 3 years, he went into the tournament destroying world class black belts who have been doing this their whole lives.

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His wrestling is incredibly powerful(which he was doing since highschool), his striking is still raw as hell but his grappling is phenomenal so thats what helps him.


And tyson was heavyweight champion when he was, what like 20 and Ali was 22 and patterson was 21
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Brock Lesnar was 1-1 in the UFC and had only 3 fights when he won the title, NOTHING can be as purely ridiculous as that.

Jones is 13-0 and has beaten some seriously tough guys easily, he deserves the shot.
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Brock Lesnar was 1-1 in the UFC and had only 3 fights when he won the title, NOTHING can be as purely ridiculous as that.

Jones is 13-0 and has beaten some seriously tough guys easily, he deserves the shot.
Brock Lesnar joined the HW division when it was at its weakest point ever. Who was there to compete against Randy at the time?

If Brock Lesnar joined the UFC when fighters like JDS,Cain and Carwin fought, there is no way he would get a title shot so quickly.

The situations aren't even comparable. At the worst, you can hold JBJ back and test him against someone like Rampage. There was no one like that for Brock Lesnar.
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It would be a testament to his amazing talent, his incredible work ethic, his dedication to the sport and his desire to be a champion.
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any talented fighter winning the belt is good for MMA. I dont see any big downside if its JBJ.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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mma is an evolving sport

jon jones is just proof of that
showing things we may not of seen before. if he does win i think it'll only be good for the sport.

i dont care who wins
but all this talk of anderson moving up to light heavyweight if gsp doesnt win
it could be a very interesting few months

theres some very interesting match ups being created from these results.

i dont know what this year has in store for us but next year iv got a feeling that ufc will be a whole other animal
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