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View Poll Results: How do you rate Jones' performance vs Shogun Rua?
Extraordinary 17 41.46%
Great 17 41.46%
Solid, but somewhat expected (given his natural talent and huge physical advantages) 4 9.76%
Other (specify) 3 7.32%
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:08 PM   #1
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Default Jones vs Rua

This fight was the definition of 'annihilation'. I really didn't expect it to be that one-sided. Just goes to show you how good Jones is. What do you think of his performance?

Also, I haven't followed Shogun's career closely, but from what I've seen he's one of the toughest fighters. Apart from this destruction, and of course the fight where he broke his arm vs Coleman, was there any other fight where someone came even close to doing this to him? Hurting him and giving him huge problems in a fight?
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:21 PM   #2
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Nobody's actually giving Jones credit for that win anymore, apparently Rua was fat and injured. I thought it was a sensational win, that knee he landed straight away pretty much sealed the deal. Rua never recovered and he was too much for him.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:25 PM   #3
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Nobody's actually giving Jones credit for that win anymore, apparently Rua was fat and injured. I thought it was a sensational win, that knee he landed straight away pretty much sealed the deal. Rua never recovered and he was too much for him.
Oh. So Rua was a KO machine up until that fight, he got fat for that particular fight and got utterly destroyed for the first time in his career, and then returned to KOing people again?

Seriously, though, do you maybe have an answer for my second question about Rua?
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:56 PM   #4
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I voted great. If/when Jones molests him again, we'll call it extraordinary.

It's a shame there are detractors who want to take away from his performance by blaming Shoguns poor condition/lay off/injuries, whatever. Fact is, Jones dominated Shogun like no one has ever done before, and probably won't do again, for the foreseeable future.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:19 PM   #5
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I had never seen Shogun so out of his element like he did against Jones. Its like he didnt even have a chance. Shogun is still a monster. But Jones just tear him apart. The flying knee at the beginning didnt help either.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:24 PM   #6
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Extraordinary might be over exaggerating a wee little bit, but Jones tapped dat ass.

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Old 09-07-2011, 12:03 AM   #7
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He crushed him. Outclassed him in every aspect and made him look like an amateur fighter in comparison. The problem is, the world if full of Shogun nuthuggers who are ready to proclaim that version of Shogun shot and injured, and the Forrest Griffin beating version (one fight later, mind you) the second-coming of Christ.

I like Shogun, too, but there's no way you can take credit from Jones. He has slaughtered guys who just don't get slaughtered.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:14 AM   #8
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rusty shogun its doesnt mean anything.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:37 AM   #9
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Extraordinary. Nobody has destroyed Shogun like that before, even in his other excuse-laden performances.
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:27 AM   #10
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Absolutely demolished one of the best ever. Arguably the greatest MMA performance full stop.
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:02 AM   #11
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Absolutely demolished one of the best ever. Arguably the greatest MMA performance full stop.
yea bro your high ae have you even seen the fight(s) between:
korean zombie vs leonard garcia
nick diaz vs paul daley
dan henderson vs wanderlei silva (pride)
or the forrest griffin vs stephen bonnar?
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:44 AM   #12
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More entertaining fights but not better performances.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:53 AM   #13
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We seen what Forrest Griffin did to Shogun Rua after coming off the knee surgery years ago. The rematch was a different story though.

I voted great. It would have been extraordinary if it was over a 100% shogun, still by far Jones best win.

I would like to see a rematch between the two fighters, I'm willing to bet a peak Shogun will be more competitive the next time around.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:08 AM   #14
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Shogun is a dangourus fighter but he is kinda past prime at this point
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:18 AM   #15
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Jones on that night would have done that to any version of Rua. Rua was NOT out of shape, past his prime, or anything. He was coming off the best performance of his career!

How anyone can rate Jones's performance as anything under extraordinary is ridiculous. The guy made Shogun look like he didn't even belong in the same cage as him. He destroyed him standing and took him down at will, then beat the living shit out of him on the ground.

Remember how highly ranked Shogun was before that fight? See what Shogun did to Machida and Forrest? Yeah, Jones annhilated him!
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