Originally Posted by Bill Butcher
Why was Rua breathing thru his ass halfway thru the 1st rd then & wasnt even breathing heavy at all in rd 5 vs Machida ?
Answer = he was in much better shape vs Machida.... its clear as day to anyone that doesnt have a hardon for jones that Rua was not in his best shape.
Would Jones have won anyway ?... possibly more than probably, let Shogun get another 2 fights under his belt injury free & win or lose vs Jones you will see a massive difference
The is real answer is that he took a hellacious beating that would have stopped most other guys in the division.
Shogun and everyone close to him say that he was 100% going into the fight, and Shogun and everyone close to him say that he looked bad because of the shots that Jones hit him with right out of the gate, but you
know better than they do about his conditioning and what was going on in the cage during the fight.
Like I wrote earlier, denial is a *****.