Originally Posted by scurlaruntings
He enjoys plenty of physical advantages at 205. Advantages that too many fans are tripping an falling over themselves for. Up at heavy everyone of those physical advantages goes away. And i'm dam certain he'd start to look very pedestrian.
The ability to throw a few elbows does NOT constitute Ground and Pound. Certainly not when you think of the fighters that automatically come to mind when discussing GnP.
You always go against the grain Scurla
Although I think you are correct in this instance. I don't know if I'd go so far as to say he'd look pedestrian but it seems to me(I don't compete in MMA so I could be wrong) that a lot of his success comes with his physical advantages. He wouldn't get away with as much at HW where guys would be bigger than him.
At the same time though, reach doesn't just make a good fighter. I mean look at Stefan Struve. Jones obviously is a great fighter and has bteean a lot of great fighters like Shogun, Rampage, Machida and Evans