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View Poll Results: Who deserves a title shot more?
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson 12 30.77%
Lyoto "Dragon" Machida 27 69.23%
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:47 PM    (permalink
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My favourite 205lb fighters going at it now. Should be fun.
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I'm so excited. Let's go Bones!!!
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I dont think I care so much who wins because there are things about both that i can enjoy and things that irritate me a bit. I have no real problem with either, but neither oneis my favorite. Im more impressed with Jones as a talent than a fan and for Rampage I more find him amusing.
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I don't think it matters too much to me who wins, but it'd be nice to see Jones step up and take control of the LHW division and give everyone else someone to really gun for.
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All the reliable streams are sucking tonight. The longest I got to watch this fight is about 4 seconds without it freezing for a little bit. I guess everyone is online wanting to watch it.
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Jones is just toying with Rampage right now.
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My streams were so bad that I think I saw a total of 10 seconds of that fight. I re-loaded it and then heard Bruce Buffer with the decision.
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Too easy for Jones. Talk less trash next time Rampage.
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Gotta love Jones. That was effortless for him.
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Too easy for Jones. Talk less trash next time Rampage.
It wasn't his fault. Jones' was spying on his camp. haha
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Good win for Jon Jones, I wish he beat him with a KO but still good fight.
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Too easy for Jones. Talk less trash next time Rampage.
Rampage's job is to talk and sell the fight. That's why his first two title defenses are against Rampage and Rashad. Those two will sell the fight, Jones won't.
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no one will touch him, not a man on ufc's roster that has a chance
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Rampage's job is to talk and sell the fight. That's why his first two title defenses are against Rampage and Rashad. Those two will sell the fight, Jones won't.
Trash talking sells so it pays for the fighters to do that. Frank Mir gets a lot of top fights by talking trash about guys like Brock.
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no one will touch him, not a man on ufc's roster that has a chance
Call me crazy, but I would like to see Machida have a crack.
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I would like to see that too.
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I would like to see Anderson Silva back at 205 and have a crack.
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Essentially two intriguing fights left for Bones in Machida and Anderson Silva. The former will probably happen at some point. The latter most likely will not. Jones has a few contenders he needs to lay to rest at 205 before he ever faces the Spider, and by that time, I don't think I would want to see an even older Anderson be ragdolled around the Octagon.

To me, Machida is the most legitimate threat to supplant Jones from the 205 throne. He's got an unorthodox sumo style of grappling in the clinch that might have a shot at nullifying Bones' impressive Greco-Roman base. Compounding that, he is by far the most evasive counterstriker Jones will have ever seen. Bones put on a nice little clinic in the striking department last night, but the difference between hitting Rampage and Machida is huge. Rampage is a stalker. He lumbers around the cage. It isn't hard to predict where he's going to be or what he's going to be doing. Machida is the exact opposite. It isn't easy to track him around the Octagon. He's an incredibly fluid fighter in how he attacks and moves. In addition, I think Machida has the ability to pepper Bones' thin legs with some textbook kicks and neutralize a little of that insane athleticism. It would be interesting to see how Jones would endure those for five rounds. I don't think Machida would have much of a shot at finishing him though. He'd have to outpoint him and win on experience. Overall, I really hope this fight happens. I think it is a tremendous stylistic match-up.
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I wouldn't rule out Hendo even at his age. Sure his takedown defense isn't the greatest even given his wrestling pedigree but still Jones won't be able to take him down immediately and it would be a question of if Jones can stay alive from the H-bomb before getting it on the matt. Even on the matt Hendo is pretty durable. I'd still take Bones but that would be an interesting fight as well. Call be crazy but even King Mo would be an interesting matchup, it's astonishing to me to see a guy like Phil Davis at #6 in rankings and King Mo outside of the top 10. Bones would have a hard time taking down Mo and Mo has some solid boxing especially with his reaching jab, he's also got a great chin. I think it would be a very competitive fight until Mo gasses round 3 or 4. Gustaffson is the guy in the future to watch for with his striking style and submissions. Most people say Phil Davis could challenge but he literally would have zero chance for Bones. He struggled to take down lil nog so he's not taking down Bones, plus his standup is horrendous.
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He's going to brutalize Evans (who will then go down to 185) and then he'll get Machida. Silva probably isn't going up to 205 anymore. He has said he isn't going to fight Jones, and I really don't think Joe Silva and Dana White want to make that fight either because putting both of those fighters in a position to lose in the same fight is a bad play.
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If Bones can figure out how to hit Machida I don't see why Jones/Spider would be bad for the MMA. You've got the two best fighters in the world taking each other on, so of course one of them is going to be put in position to lose, but this type of mega fight would be huge for drawing even more people into the UFC, plus if all goes well we could see the most impressive trilogy in the history of MMA.
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If Bones can figure out how to hit Machida I don't see why Jones/Spider would be bad for the MMA. You've got the two best fighters in the world taking each other on, so of course one of them is going to be put in position to lose, but this type of mega fight would be huge for drawing even more people into the UFC, plus if all goes well we could see the most impressive trilogy in the history of MMA.
Silva would get pushed against the cage and put on the mat. If Machida can't figure out Jones, there's no way Silva can because his TDD is just no where near Machida's and there's no way Jones bothers striking with Anderson when he knows he doesn't have to. It's a bad fight, and there's a reason Silva already said he won't fight Jones.

Same reason GSP won't fight Silva. GSP has no way to win.

If Jones goes through Evans and Machida, by then Mousasi should be back where he should be and we'll might see him in the UFC v. Jones. Either that, or Phil Davis (who should be glad he didn't have to fight Evans because he needs more work on his striking).
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Silva would get pushed against the cage and put on the mat. If Machida can't figure out Jones, there's no way Silva can because his TDD is just no where near Machida's and there's no way Jones bothers striking with Anderson when he knows he doesn't have to. It's a bad fight, and there's a reason Silva already said he won't fight Jones.

Same reason GSP won't fight Silva. GSP has no way to win.

If Jones goes through Evans and Machida, by then Mousasi should be back where he should be and we'll might see him in the UFC v. Jones. Either that, or Phil Davis (who should be glad he didn't have to fight Evans because he needs more work on his striking).
*shrug* anderson's got the speed and striking to finish that fight if he can stay away from Bones. Bones is a freak and all, but if Anderson's swinging at his best he can knock you out on the way into your first takedown.
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