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Old 05-21-2011, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which one of these fighters will end up having the more dominant career in MMA?

OK guys. Will it be Jon "Bones" Jones or Jose Aldo. As I mentioned in my 1st post a while back I've been a boxing fan for quite a while & ended up getting into MMA about 5 years ago. And I've come to really enjoy MMA with all its different fighting methods.

And obviously as the sport has grown so much in popularity over the years...it is getting a lot of new guys seeing if they have the "stuff" to be a top MMA fighter. And baby...from what I've seen...it is incredibly hard to have a great MMA record. Put your arm in the wrong place for a second...arm bar...done.

Don't see a right hook coming from the 4 ounce gloves...nighty night. And as we've seen lately...."fighters today better remember Ralph Machhio & Mr. Miagi's Crane kick".

OK - back on the topic. It looks to me like these 2 guys (who are both very young & haven't been on the scene that long) are of the caliber where they can just dominate their opponents. Aldo just cleaned out that 145 division. Faber who had been the king there for a long time makes a mistake against Brown in the 1st fight...& busts up his hands in the second Brown fight.

When his hands are healed he comes back with a warm up fight (maybe 2) & then gets the title shot again in Arco...his stomping grounds. But it is Aldo that does all the STOMPING...those brutal leg kicks...just totally took out Fabers base & he was helpless very soon.

You'd think Faber knew about Aldo's kicks and knees & would prepare for it...& probably did. And the announcers are always talking about Fabers speed. But I guess even though Faber prepared for the leg kicks...he couldn't do anything about them. And when that scenario comes up...your almost always toast.

Oh yea...we saw that after that fight...that Faber decided to go down to 135...I think he knew he wasn't ever getting that belt back with Aldo around the 145 division.

And then the "Swanson" fight. Over in a matter of seconds...looked like double flying knees...& brutal ones.
Then Brown with all his strength...I mean for a guy of his size...he is just so ripped....which doesn't neccesarily mean thats the way to win in MMA...because we've seen that it isn't.

I mean...you need the whole package...speed, strength, cardio, know how to fight in a mutliple of styles, being good off your back, being great at submissions, & the list goes on. And Aldo makes quick work of Brown. Then he has a fight with Manvel "the Anvil" Gamburyan who is no day at the beach to fight....& KO's him a little over a minute into the second round.

I didn't list those previous fights in order...byt they have been most of his recent fights. And then of course...he comes up against a guy who he doesn't handle with ease in Mark Hominick. It gets "fight of the night" honors. Hominick was known as a tough guy who was a really good technical striker (I guess you could say "Terminator Syndrome") who sorta fought with the cold detached style.

And though I knew that Hominick might take Aldo deeper into a fight & may damage Aldo some with his boxing skills...I NEVER thought I'd see Hominick sitting on Aldo & almost KO'ing Aldo in the last round. I'm sure he was exhausted...but he was still trying to get some hard...direct hit punches to the face & head to take Aldo out late in that last round...but alas...he couldn't do it.

But he sure proved his was one tough dude with that golf ball sized hematoma sticking out of his forehead (a bit of the "Elephant Man Look") & also a pretty bad looking eye.

Does that fight mean that Aldo can & will be beat by somebody before long. I don't think so. I mean...it is just so hard to roll over all your opponents with relative ease like he'd been doing before the Hominick fight.

I'd still be betting on Aldo no matter who he fights in the division & lay some pretty good odds. Although if I heard right...his next fight might be interesting. I heard Chad Mendes. I know he fights out of that Team Alpha Male with Faber & Benavidez (who is also no slouch).

I know that Chad is 10-0 so far in his MMA career. I've seen 2 or 3 of his fights & he really looks impressive. He looks like one of those guys who is just relentless. With his wrestling background...I've seen him taking guys down a LOT. Even guys with good take down defense.

I think his last fight was vs. Javier Vazquez who he beat by UD. And Vazquez was no slouch either. I think he beat A. Morrison & Swanson before that one. And his striking skills have become better too....& great cardio.

It could be interesting...but I'd still of course take Aldo & lay good odds too!!!

I just realized this has gotten really long. Let me know if you guys don't care for longish posts here & I'll keep them shorter in the future.

So I won't go into Jones like I did Aldo. I'm sure folks here know how great this guy has looked the last few years in MMA. Awesome...just like Aldo!

So the bottom line is: Who do you think will end up being looked upon as the greater fighter between these two after all is said & done & why do you think that? I'd really be interested regarding what people have to say about this.


P.S. - I'm not into rap music very much. But there is a highlight video for Jose Aldo on YouTube with a rap song in the background called "Can't be Stopped" that I think is pretty cool. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpKfUviYSjU check it out if you get a chance.
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Old 05-21-2011, 02:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Aldo no doubt. He's already defended his title 3 times, is 19-1 where Jones is 13-1, is a much more refined and naturally skilled fighter, and has a way better attitude.

That's current, as for the future, who knows what they'll be remembered for? I'm sure there are bigger things to come from these two which will be added to their lists of defining moments, but for all we know they could plummet and struggle to reach the top again. Unlikely for both, more unlikely for Aldo than Jones IMO, but my point is that we don't know what lies ahead.
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Jones has shown more dominance AND against higher skilled fighters. Jose Aldo is easily one of my top favorite fighters and i think his career is going to be Champion all the way, but Jones just shows complete dominance in ALL his fights so to say Aldo fought a little more means he is better than a fighter dominating his fights against more experienced fighters and being in reality undefeated means Aldo has proven more is not how i see it...

I think its a little hard to tell at this point but i think Jones and Aldo will have extreme success in there future but if the question is who will have a more dominate career i have to go Jones judging off all his fights and the level of fighters to this point
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Jon Jones the guy is a true phenom and has beaten much more established fighters. The FW division has always lacked behind and we are still now that the UFC absorbed them about 3 or 4 years behind them really reaching true elite status. The FW division has been neglected by a lot of fighters due to the fact that the UFC never recognized it so you had guys bulking up to LW. Just like the LW division was weaker before the UFC had a LW belt. When the UFC never had a LW belt guys like Penn and Sherk were masquerading as WW's. While Faber and Brown were good fighters we haven't seen any truly great fighters in the FW division yet. I highly doubt Aldo would look nearly as special in the LW division.
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Jon Jones the guy is a true phenom and has beaten much more established fighters. The FW division has always lacked behind and we are still now that the UFC absorbed them about 3 or 4 years behind them really reaching true elite status. The FW division has been neglected by a lot of fighters due to the fact that the UFC never recognized it so you had guys bulking up to LW. Just like the LW division was weaker before the UFC had a LW belt. When the UFC never had a LW belt guys like Penn and Sherk were masquerading as WW's. While Faber and Brown were good fighters we haven't seen any truly great fighters in the FW division yet. I highly doubt Aldo would look nearly as special in the LW division.
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Jon Jones the guy is a true phenom and has beaten much more established fighters. The FW division has always lacked behind and we are still now that the UFC absorbed them about 3 or 4 years behind them really reaching true elite status. The FW division has been neglected by a lot of fighters due to the fact that the UFC never recognized it so you had guys bulking up to LW. Just like the LW division was weaker before the UFC had a LW belt. When the UFC never had a LW belt guys like Penn and Sherk were masquerading as WW's. While Faber and Brown were good fighters we haven't seen any truly great fighters in the FW division yet. I highly doubt Aldo would look nearly as special in the LW division.
All true, but Aldo is not fighting at LW, and he has 3 more title defenses than Jones at nearly the same age. I highly doubt Jones would look as special in the HW division, and he carries a size advantage in his division which Aldo doesn't.
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Jones.

He doesn't seem to have any weaknesses whatsoever and he fights at the premier weight class of MMA.
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All true, but Aldo is not fighting at LW, and he has 3 more title defenses than Jones at nearly the same age. I highly doubt Jones would look as special in the HW division, and he carries a size advantage in his division which Aldo doesn't.

Dude you completely neglecting the fact that its not how many wins you have, its how many top level fighters you've beaten, and Jon Jones is in reality undefeated and has shown to never really tested or in danger.
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Jose Aldo!

I am confident he will hold two belts pretty soon and he has already shown that he has the attitude to become one of the greatest ever!!

Aldo for his age compared to Jones he looks like a Veteran for me already wheread Jones is still a rough diamond similar to the young Alistair Overeem who needs a couple more years.

Aldo is much more well rounded already!
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Aldo may be the better fighter, Jones will be the bigger star, provided their careers keep going like they have.
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