Originally Posted by SterIing Archer
A) Jones walks around at 230-235. He even said so before the Rashad fight.
B) Chris walks around at 210 according to bloody elbow.
Thats a 20-25lb weight difference. Plus a size, strength, athleticism, and skill difference.
Thats all not to mention level of competition.
Jones Crushes Chris so quick that the fight will never even happen because anyone qualified in the sport already knows.
The picture of Jones with a pot belly was Jones at around 230, he's not in shape at 230.
210 is Chris's weight near the end of training camp before dieting and cutting water weight not his walk around weight. His walk around weight is like 215, remember the Maia fight that he took on like 10 days notice he cut nearly 30lbs for that which puts him at right around 215.
I doubt there would be much of a difference in size, strength, skill or athleticism(this is super broad term, for example Weidman has more KO power than Jones).
I very much doubt that Jones would quickly crush Weidman, he's just too good of a fighter and there isn't nearly as much of a size difference or skill difference between the two as you think. I would say you're in the minority if you think Jones would easily beat Weidman.
Weidman has 5 top 10 wins in 12 fights 4 of which I believe are top 5 wins and the other is a top 6 win, Jones has 7 top 10 wins, there really isn't much of a difference in the level of competition they have faced, though Jones has the edge in level of competition.