Originally Posted by scurlaruntings
He looses his reach advantage immediately. Secondly Jones is hardly known for his power so how does he keep a 240lb heavy who's bigger stronger and taller than him 'honest'? His striking isn't exactly of a K1 or Muay Thai level so how does he hurt them? How does he defend the TD? Etc etc. At heavy there's far more questions. At heavy he just becomes the same as everyone else except an undersized tweener. Putting the likes of Rampage Shogun et al away is very different to facing a guy like JDS, Cain, Carwin, Overeem, Cormier, Barnett etc.
I love how Jones gets marked down simply because Scurla imagines he won't be able to compete at heavyweight. As if that has any relevance at all to the discussion.
And Tito gets praised for stopping a 38 year old injured Shamrock who would lose by 1st round TKO in five of his next six fights. As if Jones wouldn't beat the living shit out of that Shamrock even easier than Tito did.
How does Tito's fabled ground and pound go at heavyweight, scurla? What's that? It's irrelevant because the man never fought at heavy, you say?