But if he stands tow to toe with a guy like Shogun he is going to lose if he doesn't use his strong points.
This is just ridiculous. Almost non-sense...
Sorry to say it like this. No offense.
I don't even know how to put this tbh...
What do you mean by this?!
...if he doesn't use his strong points...
That's the whole point of MMA, the basic principle behind creating Mixed Martial Arts: fighters coming from different disciplines (boxing, wrestling, karate, BJJ, muay thai etc), possessing different skills, going against each other, in order to determine who is the better fighter.
Is there a fighter out there who doesn't use his strong points in a fight (except Gurgel)?!
GSP, BJ, Machida, Cain, Anderson, Couture, JDS,
Sure...with time, some fighters have mastered more disciplines, reaching a level that enables them to fight extremelly well and be comfortable in more areas of the game.
I'm still in awe about that quote.
Shogun would get destroyed by Jones, if he wouldn't use his strong points....
Oooohh wait...that happened already.
The gap between him and the elite will always be there striking wise in my mind, because it takes years to close it. Jones is still very, very young so I am not saying he can't develope into a great striker someday.
Right know he is nothing special there and Rashad is better in my eyes. Rashad would be an extremely intersting matchup for JBJ and I am sad it doesn't happen..
You are still too obsessed with judging Jones by his striking alone...
I don't know why you're doing this, tbh.
And even so, i rank Jones much higher than Evans in this area.
And honestly, Evans has s*itty striking...That's what i think.
Except the Liddell KO (who hasn't KO'd Liddell recently?!?!?), he hasn't shown anything.
All Evans does is run from his opponents, trying to counter with his right hand. The only time he thought he can strike, he got KTFO'd. (Lyoto)
He said he's gonna bring the fight to Rampage, but once the fight started, Rampage took the center of the octagon and chased Evans down. Just like Liddell, Thiago Silva or Forrest.
Evans can't strike. Whenever he says he's gonna strike, that's just him saying: "pls follow me, so i can counter you or rush in for a big TD when you try to hit me".
Just my 2 cents.