Originally Posted by EmeliankoFan1
Gus reach helped him create space but most of the takedowns came from the clinch. I think Gus's TDD was the real meat and potato in the takedown war.
idk i just feel gus's constant moving, and circling away, made it really hard for jones to commit to a desperately needed single or double. or even to initiate a clinch. jones would have literally had to sprint at him with his hands down in order to get close enough to clinch at some points in the fight. gus's tdd was good no doubt. but jon didn't have nearly as many opportunities in the clinch as he would have against another person with a long reach, who was less mobile. like a struve or something. and i believe jones would struggle to take down any fighter as mobile, and with as good of footwork as gus regardless of their reach.
HW- Pat Barry, JDS
LHW-Wand, Jones, Glover, Chuck
MW- Wand, Leben
WW-Matt brown, Condit, Rory Macdonald
LW- Joe Stevenson, Jim Miller, Bendo
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