Originally Posted by 8limbscientist
All fighters have holes, Jones is NOT a good striker. Prime Andy would catch him, end of story. And how could you possibly make use Hendo as a reference to back your point? Yes he managed to get some lay and pray in at the end of round one but the facts are two fold.
1. Spider made Hendo look like a girl striking in round 1
2. Spider subbed him in round 2
Some fighters are more wellrounded and can win against more types of fighters than others. That is the difference between jones and Silva.
Hendo is not jones and Silva survived a lay and pray but lost the first round to Hendo and was taken down and held down by Hendo. Under jones he would face a lot more adversity, a bigger fighter with one of the most brutal GNP's in the UFC.
Jones is a better striker than Silva is a wrestler and jones is a good striker, he isnt a great striker. Jones also was competitive standing with a better boxer than Silva is in Gustafsson, bad strikers cant stand with Gus.
I find it hard that Gus could not catch Jones yet Silva will with all his holes and I think Gus is a tougher fight than Silva. I dont even think weidman can beat Gustafsson.
As I said, Silva was a wonderful fighter but I never thought he could beat Jones in his prime or not and had too big a defensive wrestling hole to deal with jones.