Originally Posted by analyst101
Bas from his era vs. Jones from todays era.
to make a fair comparison, you'd have to either change Bas Rutten's birthday up a few decades, or move Jon Jones' back a few.
otherwise, this kind of thread is usually written to demean athletes from earlier generations.
let me ask you a question, though, while we're at it; which military would win in a head to head fight?
"Prime" German Luftwaffe from the 1940s vs 2014 US Air Force?
anyways, as i said...i think if Jon Jones was born in 1965 and developed his MMA skills in the realities of that era, i think he loses to Bas if they'd run into each other in Japan. additionally, since Pancrase rules of that era disallowed elbow strikes to the head, i think there is a chance that Jones might get slaughtered if they'd met up and fought a couple decades ago.