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View Poll Results: Who can dethrone jones?
Machida 33 40.74%
Shogun 2 2.47%
Evans 7 8.64%
Henderson 14 17.28%
Couture 1 1.23%
Rampage 11 13.58%
Mousasi 9 11.11%
Ortiz 1 1.23%
Feijao 0 0%
Others 3 3.70%
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:05 PM   #1
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Default Which of these light heavyweights has the best chance to beat jones?

Including the strikeforce light heavyweights

Randy Couture
Phil Davis
Rashad Evans--fighting jones next
Rampage jackson
Lyoto Machida
Shogun Rua--if he gets another shot
Lil Nog
Tito Ortiz

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Old 03-20-2011, 10:26 PM   #2
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I would say Machida or Phil Davis.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:30 PM   #3
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I would say Machida or Phil Davis.
machida's style could give jones a lot of problems.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:33 PM   #4
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evans isnt worth shit
he gets hurt everytime he fights
he hasnt faced any elite oposition yet
HE SUCKS ASS !
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:35 PM   #5
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evans isnt worth shit
he gets hurt everytime he fights
he hasnt faced any elite oposition yet
HE SUCKS ASS !
Evans beat rampage(100% or not) evans wrestling could give jones problems but they trained together so they should be familiar with each other. I still like jones in this fight.

As far as evans not facing elite competition? He fought machida Thiago Silva is a top contender and rampage and forrest were former 205 lbs champs.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:37 PM   #6
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Evans beat rampage(100% or not) evans wrestling could give jones problems but they trained together so they should be familiar with each other. I still like jones in this fight.

As far as evans not facing elite competition? He fought machida Thiago Silva is a top contender and rampage and forrest were former 205 lbs champs.
evans lay and pray won't work on jones
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:00 PM   #7
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Lyoto would be the most interesting to me.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:24 PM   #8
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Lyoto would be the most interesting to me.
Agree.

I'm still skeptical though. Machica always backs away and looks to counter, is very difficult to keep on his back, and is really quick to get back on his feet, and probably one of the fastest guys in the scramble I have ever seen. Like when nobody has dominant position and there is a fight for it on the ground, Lyoto is the fastest guy I've seen.

He takes advantage of positioning and understands controlling distance as much as Jones does.

The thing is, its really hard to fight off the back foot against a guy who doesn't mind moving forward and seems to understand how to utilize his reach advantage very well.

Like If Jones chases Machida, its not going to be easy for Machida to set up big counters because of Jones' reach. Machida has to literally dive into strikes to effectively counter, which Jones expects.. He cant do this not set and strike from odd angles if he cant reach Jones.

Against someone like Hendo, all we can hope is hendo wades in and lands a bomb..

I think Jones is going to dominate for a long time.. He's a very good heavy who's fighting at light heavy.

Anderson Silva is a very good light heavy fighting at middle.

Anderson vs Jones would make the most interesting fight to me.
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:55 AM   #9
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Phil Davis
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Phil Davis Henderson and Rampage for me.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:12 AM   #11
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I would favour Machida and Anderson Silva. Hendo and Rampage are close fights.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:38 AM   #12
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I vote Henderson. I can't see Machida doing well against Jones at all. JJ beats all these guys.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:39 AM   #13
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Davis and Moussassi for me !

Seriously tough calll...
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:58 AM   #14
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Don't think the guy who beats Jones hasn't even appeared in the UFC yet.
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Gergard Mousasi .
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