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Old 08-24-2012, 04:01 AM   #16
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How do you come to that conclusion??
Belfort is a different stylistic match up for Jones that we haven't seen before. We've seen Jones/Machida already, and not that long ago either. I wouldn't mind seeing a fully prepared Machida against Jones, as I think those two have the most interesting stylistic match up in the division. But for now, Belfort at short notice with nothing to lose is actually a very intriguing fight.
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:02 AM   #17
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I understand Machida is a legitimate contender who earned the right to take his shot to take when he wants. It would be completely retarded to take a fight now, he would want to wait and prepare until conditions are suited for a title shot. Vitor has nothing to lose taking on Jones.


Belfort is on the outside looking in, and everyone will understand if he gets his ass kicked because less than a month is still very short notice to prepare for a title fight against a dominant champion. So if he can make the weight then yeah, he should do it.

Machida, on the other hand, fought for and was granted a full title shot. He needs and deserves the opportunity to have a full camp to prepare himself properly for his challenge.

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ALso sonnen putting his hand up with 8 days notice shows what a great warrior the man is. He has made Jones look like an idiot turning it down, a decision move which will no doubt give jones penty of headache from now on.
War Sonnen!

Yeah, you can definitely hate on Chael for his mouth and his fighting style, but the guy is a warrior.

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I'd assume this fight will just be Jones taking him down with ease then elbowing him into oblivion on the ground.

I wish Jones would just fight Belfort on the feet. It makes the fight much more dangerous for him, but much more exciting for us. If I was Belfort I'd just explode from the first bell and try to knock Bones out. **** it, it's his best chance of winning.
Pretty much. If the fight is two minutes old and Vitor hasn't won yet, you'd expect that it's all bad news for him from then on.

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Old 08-24-2012, 04:28 AM   #18
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i was hoping for the sonnen fight after hendo dropped. Both are top tier wrestlers and would of brought something new vs jones. Vitor will get destroyed.

I dislike sonnen but, its a far better fight then vitor.
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:43 AM   #19
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Both are top tier wrestlers and would of brought something new vs jones.
Many of Jones' fights have been against solid wrestlers.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:10 AM   #20
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What the **** is going on
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:13 AM   #21
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I'm interested in the style match up. If vitor avoids the ground it's interesting. He's a little more one dimensional than lyoto but faster and more devastating with his power.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:36 AM   #22
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I really really really hope Belfort knocks him out cold!

Get some fans Belfort!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 08-24-2012, 06:19 AM   #23
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:28 AM   #24
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The funny thing is, Sonnen and Belfort, stylistically have a better chance at beating Jones than any other LHW does, except for Machida.

Sonnen has his power double, which is better than anyone else's in the division and top control, which I believe is better than anyone else's not named Jon Jones.

Vitor has his explosiveness and hand speed, also good BJJ.


Jones should win both of course, but they definitely pose interesting match-ups.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:39 AM   #25
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Belfort is a different stylistic match up for Jones that we haven't seen before. We've seen Jones/Machida already, and not that long ago either. I wouldn't mind seeing a fully prepared Machida against Jones, as I think those two have the most interesting stylistic match up in the division. But for now, Belfort at short notice with nothing to lose is actually a very intriguing fight.
I agree Jones-Belfort is a pretty cool fight to throw together at the last minute, but Machida has a more realistic chance of beating Jones IMO.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:42 AM   #26
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Im so looking forward to the 1st exchange on the feet in this fight
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:50 AM   #27
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Out of interest when was the last time someone tried to take Vitor down? Obviously there's the Rumble fight, but AJ was dead on his feet and desperate.

Cant think of any fights in his UFC run where he was on his back otherwise. The Tito and Hendo fights are the only ones that are springing to mind
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:17 AM   #28
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How many old ex champs are Jones going to fight for **** sakes
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:42 AM   #29
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Another can for JJ to crush, long live the GOAT
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:42 AM   #30
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Wait......I just read that he would face Lyoto in a rematch.....
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