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Old 03-11-2011, 08:03 AM   #16
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im not saying hell lose against rua but when jones loses it will be by submission.. you read it here first
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:01 AM   #17
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Im wondering if a couple of you guys have even seen Bones fight. Vs Bonnar he took him down over and over, vs O'Brien he chokes him, vs Hamil he threw him down and pounded his ass, Vera took him down and elbowed him out, Vlad same thing takedown and elbows, Bader it was takedown and a Guillotine. I think Jones has shown striking in like 5 percent of his octagon time.

I was thinking exact same thing. "Wtf are they talking about, Jones is mostly striking??? Am I missing something here??"
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:07 PM   #18
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Yes indeed. Both men are capable of winning this. If Shogun is really back to his winning ways he could very well chop Jones to bits. If Jones is everything we think he is- he's going to toss Shogun around like a ragdoll.

We need a good forum wide avatar bet for this one!
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:34 PM   #19
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Of course he can, whether he will or not is another debate.
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:31 PM   #20
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I was thinking exact same thing. "Wtf are they talking about, Jones is mostly striking??? Am I missing something here??"
I thought that too,I thought maybe I didnt see all his fights or was forgetting some parts.
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:39 PM   #21
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Not 100% and Rua becomes average and beatable against guys like Griffin and Coleman who a peak Rua could beat in 1 round!

Jones wrestling and GnP could win it but Rua at his best could close the show early.
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:39 PM   #22
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It's a strange situation matching these two up. Shoguns style is proven against dynamic strikers and wrestlers, he might not getting better from here but after seeing his recent Machida whoopings it's hard to logically support Jones standing up.
I agree 100%, thats why I'm having a hard time picking Jones over Shogun.
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:45 PM   #23
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Jones is a good fighter but i think rua is on another level. I won't be surprise if shogun tko or ko bones in the first round. This dude is a beast.
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Rua will beat Jones by KO or TKO.

People thought Machida couldn't even be hit never mind be beaten, and Rua beat him twice (IMO). And Machida is a damn good fighter... and more proven than Jones.

Jones looks fantastic, but his resume is shoddy, he's never been hurt and he's never been under pressure.

Rua will test him physically and mentally, and I don't think an untested young fighter will be able to stand up to that.

Rua's deadly Muay Thai striking beats Jones's "unorthodox" (ie: technically suspect) striking.

As long as Rua is in good physical shape, he wins.
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:39 PM   #24
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Rua may very well punish Jones standing, but he has to stay on the outside. If Jones gets a hold of him, Rua is going for a ride and then getting the bloody shit beating out of him on the ground.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:21 PM   #25
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Yes because Jones has a history of dealing with strikers and Rua has never mauled strong guys in the clinch himself....
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:09 PM   #26
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i voted yes but he wont

rua by stoppage, hopefully sub

hey vitor you shoulda phrased the question differently
I agree i think rua will be too much for jones to handle.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:12 PM   #27
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Not 100% and Rua becomes average and beatable against guys like Griffin and Coleman who a peak Rua could beat in 1 round!

Jones wrestling and GnP could win it but Rua at his best could close the show early.


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i could see this fight ending early.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:49 PM   #28
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yes i think Jones can pull it off.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:25 PM   #29
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Rua will beat Jones by KO or TKO.

People thought Machida couldn't even be hit never mind be beaten, and Rua beat him twice (IMO). And Machida is a damn good fighter... and more proven than Jones.

Jones looks fantastic, but his resume is shoddy, he's never been hurt and he's never been under pressure.

Rua will test him physically and mentally, and I don't think an untested young fighter will be able to stand up to that.

Rua's deadly Muay Thai striking beats Jones's "unorthodox" (ie: technically suspect) striking.

As long as Rua is in good physical shape, he wins.
yep as long as rua comes in 100% jones has no chance.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:42 PM   #30
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Default Re: Do you really think jones can beat rua?

This is an awesome match up. I can see either fighter winning.

I don't think Shogun's stand-up will be an issue in the first 2-3 rounds. If the fight makes it to the 3rd of 4th, that could change. I think Jones will have little problem taking Shogun down in the beginning. Be it submissions, sweeps, or good guard play; Rua will have to have success off his back if he hopes to win. If not, look for Jones to dominate from the top.
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