Jon “Bones” Jones
What to say about this guy.
Well, same as many people, I have been watching this kid since he first broke into the big time back at UFC 87. Up until tonight, he was stopping some mediocre competitors, including Ryan Bader, who is a great athlete and has the potential to be at the top, but isn’t there yet. Tonight he got his truest test to date. Shogun. A legend. The once dominant former Pride fighter who everyone’s seen soccer kick his opponents, and beat some of the best to ever grace the Octagon or Ring.
Shogun holds victories over Chuck Lidell, Rampage, Ricardo Arona, Kevin Randleman, 2 over Alistair Overeem and Lyoto Machida(which should be 2).
Those are some very very impressive victories. That is clearly propelling yourself to an elite status.
What did we see this evening? We saw Jon Jones completely dismantle Shogun like he was to guys like Brandon Vera and Matt Hamill.
Jon “Bones” Jones is on another level. Something superb has happened, where he’s at that Anderson Silva/GSP/Alistair Overeem type of skill and dominance. I don’t know if there any many guys in the business who could hang in the ring with Jones.
I certainly don’t think Rashad has a ice cubes chance in hell to steal that title from him.
Rampage would get destroyed.
I believe Thiago Silva would be taken down and GnP’ed.
Dan Henderson, by the time his Strikeforce contract expires, will be too old to make a real run at Jones.
The only guys I can think of to test him are Anderson Silva moving up in weight, and it would be a very tough fight for both of them.
And Fedor, if he decides to fight at 205. (Yes, i am a die hard Fedor fan)
Jon Jones is a young, amazing fighter. If you have managed to go about missing any of his fights in the UFC, make sure you go back and watch them. Or even find the fights before the UFC, equally as impressive. This kid is something special and I look forward to watching many, many more fights of his to come.
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Written by Chris Murphy