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Old 09-09-2014, 09:16 AM   #1
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Default If Jon Jones Started In Boxing Would He Be A Champion?

We all know he's in the other sport. However, if he started in Boxing growing up do you think he would be a champion? He's very talented in the other sport and has great technique and defense. Well tell me what you think.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:24 AM   #2
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NO, need i say more
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:26 AM   #3
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yet another fail from the amazing
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:33 AM   #4
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Sorry, I wasn't trying to troll I was just curious. The guy is a great athlete.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:34 AM   #5
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and yet another one of your threads will bomb
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:35 AM   #6
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Yes, if he started young with it. He is explosive and athletic and has an 84.5 inch reach.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:36 AM   #7
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LOL he would get sliced and diced in boxing. Take away his elbows in mma and he drops his game 70 %.
His stand up is mediocre at best, plus he is a very dirty fighter, with the eye pokes and oblique kicks to the knees.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:54 AM   #8
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Impossible to say.
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:27 AM   #9
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His understanding and appreciation of range and distance is up there with any combatant from any fighting discipline. And, as others have said, he is blessed with extraordinary athleticism.

He'd be a cruiserweight so if he replicated his dedication to mixed martial arts from as young an age as he got into it, into boxing, then I imagine he'd make a name for himself. He's a pretty bankable athlete. Al Haymon would gobble him up.
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:39 AM   #10
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no he's just a wrestler that bullies smaller men.
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:00 AM   #11
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"IF" and "WOULD"

Honest answer, nobody ****ing knows.
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:37 AM   #12
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No way to know, boxing and MMA are completely different. Just because Jon Jones is an excellent athlete and is blessed with tremendous physical skills doesn't mean he'd be able to excel at boxing. Their are a lot of intangibles in becoming an excellent boxer just like their is in any other sport. I'm sure if he was focused on boxing he'd be pretty good for most peoples standards because of his athleticism but no proof to say he'd be a world champion or anything close to that.
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:42 AM   #13
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Yes, if he started young with it. He is explosive and athletic and has an 84.5 inch reach.
Extraordinary reach , but that's about it .

I say No .

He would definitely be a fighter who would fight from the outside who would like to fight at a slow pace .

He has average punching power in the octagon , so in the ring it wont be much .

In his First 10 professional fights , I see him getting put to sleep .
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:46 AM   #14
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Sorry, I wasn't trying to troll I was just curious. The guy is a great athlete.
No question .

Jon Jones is special no one cant deny that . But ONLY in the octagon .

His level of dominance over his opponents is incredible though...

I barely see any LHWs in UFC that can compete with him .

Although I thought Gustaffoson was the first man to beat him .
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:55 AM   #15
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LOL he would get sliced and diced in boxing. Take away his elbows in mma and he drops his game 70 %.
His stand up is mediocre at best, plus he is a very dirty fighter, with the eye pokes and oblique kicks to the knees.
So much of his striking is predicated on eye pokes and elbows. He wouldn't be able to do any of his ordinary stuff in boxing, especially with the bigger gloves.

Athletically, he's gifted. You give any young super athlete a decade of early training and they will amaze you. I think he would be impressive but in completely different ways. Also, the weight classes being different, he'd have to fight in the heavyweight division where he'd frequently be at a size disadvantage instead of always being the bigger man. Still, I can see him having the career of a David Haye perhaps. He'd put on fifteen or twenty pounds and stop cutting weight so that guys like Tyson Fury couldn't bounce him around and he would do fine. Klitschko might still bomb him out though or maybe Deontay Wilder.
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