Thread: Jones vs Rua
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:07 AM   #37
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Default Re: Jones vs Rua

Originally Posted by CarlesX7 View Post
Velsaquez vs Lesnar was similarly stunning, btw. Absolute destruction.

But for some reason, the beating Jones gave Rua seemed worse to me. I remember myself thinking 'wtf Jones is playing with this guy, it's like he's deliberately not finishing him so he can punish him some more', while in the Cain vs Brock fight Cain was like a programmed machine, taking 100% advantage of every mistake Lesnar did.

I agreed that Rua was definitely not 100%, but the way you present it takes away much credit from Jones' win and I feel this is wrong. Noone came even close to doing THAT to Shogun ever before, even after lay-offs and/or injuries. That fight proved to me that Jones simply has Rua's number. And we all know how good Rua is, hence why imo Jones' win was huge, especially in the utterly dominant fashion it came.
All this proves to me is that Jones is a much better fighter than either Forrest Griffin or Mark Coleman, which I already knew anyway.
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