I really can't imagine Jones being able to outstrike Rashad just yet limba and Rashad's BJJ knowledge should also be superior.
It is really an interesting matchup. I do believe that Jones can defintely take Rashad down but so do I believe that Rashad can do the exact same thing. I also believe that both guys can get back up Jones probably faster than Rashad.
Striking makes the difference here for me and I see Rashad TKO Jones there.
You know that I think Jones striking is heavily overrated. I could name you a dozen fighters who would outstrike him and stop him on the feet including Shogun Rua.
I appreciate you taking the time to write this post, but here is a short summary...imo:
Rashad has s*itty striking. His stand-up (with everything included) is *medium level*.
Rashad's BJJ is even more *s*ittier*. (2 submission wins....in his first 2 pro- fights - 2004)
All Rashad knows to do on the ground is *do the blanket*.
Of course this is only my opinion.
As far as you thinking Jones' striking is overrated...idk what to say. You keep thinking that.
You will be surprised in the near future.
And no: he doesn't need to strike with people. This is MMA. he can always take them down and beat them on the ground...don't forget that.
PS: you know he beat Shogun, right?! (and pls no more: it wasn't Shogun...we had too many talks about that sunject - case closed)