Originally Posted by Squirrelfighter
I have lost count of how many times I have gone over this with you.
I have not questioned his ability as a fighter since he fought Bader. I only question the nature of the man behind the fists, something I am growing tired of explaining to you.
In this case I am mocking his horribly transparent smacktalk.
I know man...
I won't go through this again. 2 months was enough.
I just think (AGAIN) that he's not doing/saying anything wrong honestly.
1. if i'm not mistaken, this is the first situation where 2 former teammates will fight for the belt, so soon after one has left the team. That's why, this whole situation is pretty new...and strange. There aren't any famous precedents.
2. any fighter in this situation would react the same. You won't find anyone who will say: "well...he kinda owned me in the training and got the better of me...".
NO F*ING WAY!
And i intend on believing Jones, not just because i'm a fan (big fan), but because i've seen him fight.
Of course there is one case and there's another case.
I'm 100% when Jones helped Rashad prepare for Shogun he was the one getting "owned", just like Rashad was *owned* when helping Jones prepare for Bader and/or Shogun.
Usually the fighter who prepares for a fight gets *to own* all of his sparring partners.
Just like GSP *owned* Rashad in his preparation for BJ, or like Shields was *owning* Davis...
And i remembered this one also: a tired Rashad holding his own against a fresh Carwin!
Conclusion: practice is practice. It won't mean SHIT once the doors to the cage are closed and you have to fight for real.
And from we've seen so far, my money is on Mr. Jones.
Haha, I'm sure you'll love. I personally don't like either guy so unless the card is stacked probably won't be ordering that event.
I am a little curious though if Rashad will be able to frustrate Jones a little, the same way Hammil and Shogun did, as well as Bader a little bit. When Jones starts to get frustrated he seems to do stupid things, which I think will lead his undoing if he doesn't mature a little bit with that.
That ended up right for all those guys, right?!
Let Rashad try also. LOL