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Old 09-15-2013, 02:01 PM   #101
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Jones is insanely well rounded, athletic and talented in MMA as a sport - so he's comfortable against most stylistic matchups the UFC throws at him, most of which are proficient in much less areas of combat than Jon.

Gustafsson can beat Jones in a boxing match, his background in boxing is clear when he fights, but in their MMA fight I see Jones' well roundness prevailing.

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Old 09-22-2013, 12:25 AM   #102
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Fight played out for the most part as I expected, with the exception of Jones catching and really hurting Gus with the spinning elbow. I'd have to look at it again, but I think Gus got either gassed and couldn't defend or was too cocky with his chin and gave Jones that shot.

Anyhow, glad to see we have something to talk about @ LHW!

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Old 09-22-2013, 12:29 AM   #103
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No other striker has faced Jones besides maybe Machida properly positioned themselves or had great defense. Machida's footwork is mostly back and forth as well as opposed to side to side, and his hands arent that great either. AG's amateur boxing experience really showed.

If AG can learn to check or block kicks consistently he's got Jones' number (though Jones will also improve of course)

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Old 09-22-2013, 07:49 PM   #104
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No other striker has faced Jones besides maybe Machida properly positioned themselves or had great defense. Machida's footwork is mostly back and forth as well as opposed to side to side, and his hands arent that great either. AG's amateur boxing experience really showed.

If AG can learn to check or block kicks consistently he's got Jones' number (though Jones will also improve of course)
I'm disappointed in AG's loss, but I had Jones winning 3 to 2. Had AG avoided that devastating elbow, he'd have won the 4th and probably won the fight.

AG needs to add the following to his arsenal:

a) Cardio - He didn't have quite enough gas to go 5 hard rounds
b) Aggression - He often pressed just to the point where Jones was out of his comfort zone and then stopped. If he wants to be a champion, he's gotta be willing to go for the kill
c) Tighten up - Because of his ridiculous gifts of his chin, size, speed, and striking, I think he's sort of become a sloppy defensive fighter. There were a lot of shots that Jones caught him with that, quite simply, should have been avoidable.
d) Confidence - I think the first fight with Jones will go a long way towards this, but I couldn't help but think that Alex respected Jones too much in certain occasions.

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Old 09-23-2013, 02:38 PM   #105
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Gus takes jones down. calling it
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Hahahahahahahaha.....

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Old 09-23-2013, 02:42 PM   #106
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td will be gus' demise
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