Does Jon Jones Have the best Ground striking in the Game?

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    I just re-watched how he destroyed Vera, Shogun, Sonnen, Machida and more of his earlier opponents. They all had nothing for him from their backs.

    However, although he does not have the most powerful strikes standing up, he generates a lot of force and power from his top game in mma. His elbows are some of the most brutal in the sport.

    Although he didn't always get finishes from his ground strikes alone, his ground striking did help in breaking his opponents down until they could take no more.

    Other possible candidates could be; Khabib Nurmagomedov, Demetrious Johnson, Cain Velasquez and Daniel Cormier. EDT: and also Ben Askren.

    Who do you think is the best at ground striking?
     
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    He sure used to. I haven't seen it looking quite as sharp after... well... USADA.
     
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    Although we haven't seen it on display since he fought Chael Sonnen, probably.
     
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    One of the greatest. Jones ground game is legit!!! Hope he has his shit straight so we can see it against Cormier.
     
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    His hellbows were definitely nasty.
     
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    Straight shit Jones is unbeatable.
     
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    I don't think it is necersarily because of USADA, DC, Texeira and Gustafsson are all a lot better than his past opponents of getting off of their backs.

    But whatever, I sure do miss his elbows
     
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    I'm not a big Fedor fan, but in his prime his ground and pound was savage.
     
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    So USADA gave him elbows? GTFO
     
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    Yeah, Fedor and I'd add Tito and Hughes. Opponents knew they were in for a world of hurt if the fight went to the mat with those guys
     
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    Brock the White Rock Lesnar as pretty good GnP too! And Boyfriend Silva.
     
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    Yes. His elbows are devastating. Prime tito and fedor are up there too.
     
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    Prime Mark Coleman!
     
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    The effectiveness of his striking is somewhat due to his freakish physical gifts -- reach, height, leverage, strength and coordination.
     
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    One of...if not the greatest...but he is a cheater and is tainted! but that is just my opinion.
     
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    * remember that guy who was good when he was on steroids ....?

    - yeah his skills were so devastating...
     
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    Hasn't looked like that in quite some time. That's all I have to say.
     
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    For those with the steroid allegations saying he cant elbow because of them...
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