Originally Posted by greathamza
Antônio Rogério Nogueira? Ricardo Arona?
top notch grapplers
Those were different types of grapplers who fought different fights against shogun. Neither has the same level of wrestling or top control that Jones does. Shogun spent the vast majority of the time on the ground in the Lil Nog fight in top position jumping in and out of Nog's guard landing strikes. IIRC Nog got him on his back briefly in the first and the third rounds before Shogun swept him and reversed the position. Arona managed to take him down for about a five seconds before getting swept and almost put in an omoplata. Jones put Shogun on his back in the first, and Shogun spent almost three minutes straining with all with all of his might to get a sweep with Jones landing elbows strikes to his midsection and head and smothering his mouth.