What fighters from the past would you favour against Jon Jones

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by Eye of Timaeus, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. Eye of Timaeus

    Eye of Timaeus Active Member Full Member

    Sep 1, 2019
    I see Werdum,Fedor,Velasquez and Lesnar all beating him.
  2. royjonesfan

    royjonesfan Member Full Member

    Jan 8, 2020
    In my opinion
    -Brock Lesnar - no chance
    -Prime Fedor - possibly, but I still give the edge to Prime Jones
    At LHW - no one really
    At HW - Francis if he gets a lucky shot, Stipe Miocic slight chance, maybe prime JDS or Cain

    I still favor Jones againt all of them, but those I mentioned might have a chance
  3. mirkofilipovic

    mirkofilipovic ESB Management Full Member

    Jan 7, 2014
    Plenty. Cro Cop was practically a small heavyweight, Jones get knocked out. Jones success and hype ultimately comes from facing washed up, past prime Lightheavy weight legends that were small enough to reach the185 pound weight classes, while Jones himself is a small heavyweight masquerading as a Lightheavy with massive reach, and his deadly eye pokes.
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  4. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Sep 29, 2012
    Jones lost the first Gustafsson fight. Let's be honest here. Jones is not unbeatable you just need the size and skills to deal with him. As such the great heavies of the past and present have a great shot at beating him. Jones could have fought Miocic at HW if he wanted to but is instead content on reigning in a weak division instead of truly challenging himself.
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    DONT B SCARED Pimpin Aint Easy Full Member

    Mar 8, 2017
    Jones is a far better fighter then Miocic and imo when fit he could beat him anytime he wanted to,with no need to rush for Jones considering more options for him at light-heavy if he waits.
    Jones has at least 5 years possibly at the top of the sport and any move to Heavyweight will likely be permanent one and would be better off next year sometime after he takes care of couple of young challengers,including a potential fight against Adesanya in the next 12 months after he defends his middleweight belt couple of times.
    Jones v Adesanya is bigger then any potential fight for Jones against Miocic which would be better and bigger next year after Miocic potentially beats Cormier again,proving the last fight was no fluke or if he loses to Cormier,he goes on a streak regaining his title and proves he's the top dog of the Heavyweight division that offers few attractive options for Jones and looks weaker then the light heavyweight division he currently rules over,a win over Reyes putting him in the record books as the UFC fighter with most title fight wins.
    I got a ton of respect for Miocic and his toughness,after being KOd by Cormier in their 1st fight as well as overcoming being dominated again by him in the early rounds of the rematch, before going on to win the title back when most gave him little chance, but I feel that Cormier won't make the same mistakes and will gets his revenge and retires as heavyweight champ,while Miocic may struggle to get the title back from the likes of Curtis Blaydes.
  6. shanemfr

    shanemfr Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 29, 2004
    As much as i despise Jones as a person, the other so called greats were also juiced..Cro cop lol he was roided af, the bloke that was beaten by slow fat ****s in Hunt and nelson when he was on the juice, Jones would pick him up and pile drive him then ground and pound or submit..It would be a Alex v Jones 2, the height and reach is already on Jones side let alone the skill ...Alex didn't win the first fight,was close but was out done when it mattered

    .Be fair dont get hatred in the way don't say other guys were shot when they were beat, they were all juiced as well then they looked like **** once testing came along or retired.
    I don't like Jones but the others were on juice, and the juiced jones does things to them that is off the charts, all of them natural Jones probably still gets it done with speed and cardio, the other ex juiced greats stand there and like Anthony Smith have no clue how to stop this guy coming at me or gas out.
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