Nice post, but being such a maniac, allow me to quote youmy way.
i was one of the ppl who thought shogun wasnt 100%, until i saw an interview where he himself said that after that knee in the beginning he was out of it, so yeah...JBJ is scary, though i wonder how well shogun would do if he wasnt rocked in the 1st second of the fight lol
That's almost impossible to say. But i'm leaning on the same outcome, with Jones taking Shogun and working his GnP.
but anyway, i think we do need to take into account that he had 2 fights in 6 weeks, that is pretty insane, though we also have to account that pretty much every fight he starts getting tired, every fight that has gone passed the 1st
Bolded part - thank you!
It's not only the 2 fights. It's also about being in a pre fight training camp for about 5 months + doing 2 weigh cuts in 6 weeks.
And about him getting tired - it's not like he gasses all of a sudden. He gets tired. He showed this against Bonnar in the 3rd rd and against Shogun at the end of the 2nd.
But he kept pushing the pace and controlling the fight.
Jones is not a lay'n pray type of fighter. he is constantly working for positions, always looking to control his opponents + he always goes for GnP. It's not like sleeping over the guy lying underneath him.
this isnt something terrible, pretty much 90% of fighters get more tired as the fight goes on obviously, but the problem is he does too much too early, and if some figher does make him work a lot but survive into the 4th and 5th rounds they would have a great chance at beating him
im not saying thats easy, im just saying thats one area some1 with great cardio could exploit, though like i said earlier i think JBJ has the cardio to do well for 5 rounds, he seems to get tired but still be dangerous so he doesnt have bad cardio he just pushes himself too much IMO
Agreed in many ways.
Although, saying someone just needs to hang on until the 4th or 5th round and then take over the fight sounds like a fairy tale. Especially when no fighter has finished the 3rd rd against him, after the Bonnar fight.
And, even tired, he has the advantage every wrestler has: he can take his opponent down and do some "lay'n pray"...Although i don't think it's something that describes Jones atm.
It's hard to say, until it happens really.
i think he if learned to pace himself he could sit at the top easier like GSP and AS, he probably will develop a more calm fighting style later on no doubt, its just too risky to fight the way he does, makes it much harder to be on top for as long as other dominant champs
I agree, but hey ... youth + enthusiasm + the desire to please the bosses, the fans, the sponsors = his style.
Once he feels more comfortable with his skills, he will mature and probably calm down a bit.
Not too much, i hope