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Old 03-14-2011, 05:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Jon Jones: I'm 'Too Big, Too Fast, Too New School' for Shogun Rua

Not much to read on the forum this morning so, I thought I'd actually contribute something.

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That's one of my favourite quotes as well. I still think Shogun chops his legs off and retains the title. Bones will be a title holder one day. March 19th is not that day.
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Watching that clip, I'm starting to get the feeling that Bones is getting over confident. He refers to himself as some kind of prototype. As does the hype behind him. I mean, he is very impressive. He may go on to actually crush Rua. Who knows? But, if he loses, I'm not quite sure how he'll handle it when he looks back at all the confident talk. Remember how BJ Penn completely changed after the second GSP fight? The dude never spoke about himself in the same way again.

His last line about "being a breath of fresh air that he cant handle". The look in his eye was mighty smug. If he turns out to be an unbeatable monster... then it'll all make sense! Hell, I'll enjoy it every step of the way! But if not? He better hope he has the mental tools to deal with it.
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There's a clip of the upcoming countdown show at ufc.com where he says

" I'm too big, too hungry, too explosive, this is about the rise of Jon Jones".

Words like that usually precede a humbling ass whoopin'
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Man, I hope Shogun shuts this chump up.
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Ok, now this is smack talk All Rua fans may talk about how cocky, etc, JBJ is.

I am so excited for this fight, I really wish we had a couple more questions answered about JBJ before this fight happened, but oh well we get them answered by one of the best!

How scary would it be if he is right?
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i'm a big jones fan, and i think he'll give shogun a great run for his money, but i don't think jones will have his hands raised at the end of the night, probably next yr when he's developed a bit more into the beast he'll be
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Watching that clip, I'm starting to get the feeling that Bones is getting over confident. He refers to himself as some kind of prototype. As does the hype behind him. I mean, he is very impressive. He may go on to actually crush Rua. Who knows? But, if he loses, I'm not quite sure how he'll handle it when he looks back at all the confident talk. Remember how BJ Penn completely changed after the second GSP fight? The dude never spoke about himself in the same way again.

His last line about "being a breath of fresh air that he cant handle". The look in his eye was mighty smug. If he turns out to be an unbeatable monster... then it'll all make sense! Hell, I'll enjoy it every step of the way! But if not? He better hope he has the mental tools to deal with it.
Yeah I tend to agree. I do however always remember that Bones is just trying to hype the fight, so not gona shoot him down for that, but it does seem like he's over confident has believes his own hype as much as anyone else.

I think he's in for a shocking ass whoopin. The good thing for him and his coaches is they can put it down to what realistically is the case - he's too inexperienced and technically weak to beat Shogun, the title shot came too early and he has years to improve. Once they realise that his athleticism and unorthodox style will only be enough against mid tiers, they will know the hard work is still to come. Guys like Shogun will light Bones up.

Honestly I think wherever this fight goes Shogun is going to show what being the best 205'er really means. When the skill level gets to a certain height, and I made this point in another thread, athleticism is squashed unless it's backed up with a similar level of skill. Check Rumble, Lesnar and so on. These guys can make a mid tier look like a small child but once they get in there with a Kos or a Cain, they get exposed.

Even if Bones takes Shogun down which he'll try desperately to do when Shogun goes berserker on him, he'll be having subs and sweeps coming from all over and I bet he'll get dominated on the ground too. If he takes Shogun down and Shogun sweeps him, he'll get finished by GnP. What's he going to be like off HIS back? Man, the Bones hype train is going to derail so bad, people never learn.

Bones isn't ready for this, I just hope for his sake he can deal with an ass whoopin and move on.
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There is an interview where Shogun says some thing like he has been isolating himself from his friends and even his family and just training as much as he can, saying thats how much the fight means to him. Then when you hear Jones' super confidence, my god, it gives me goosebumps.

These two guys are going to ****in get at it.

I like Jones, but I don't feel Rua gets half the respect he actually deserves, I hope like you say Hiro, Shogun is going to break those bones.
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He'll take the respect, don't you worry about that Mckeever.
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