50 pre-fight FACTS about UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson

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  1. AggressiveAndy

    AggressiveAndy Orange Belt

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    An article of pre-event facts going into UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson tonight in Toronto.

    There are a total of 50 facts in the full article, but here are the ones that are best/most interesting, in my opinion of course.

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  2. Break Brick

    Break Brick Black Belt

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    "Neither Jones nor Gustafsson has ever been knocked down in 21 combined UFC fights"

    Impressive, especially at 205
     
  3. Break Brick

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    a lot of those Gus stats are impressive. Really indicates he's the number contender
     
  4. Forever Young

    Forever Young Balls Deep Belt

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    Carmont vs Phillipou is the first non-title fight with both competitors coming in on 5 or more wins? No fucking way. 5 or more wins in the UFC maybe, but still hard to believe.
     
  5. Del1

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    Thanks, good article.
     
  6. AggressiveAndy

    AggressiveAndy Orange Belt

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    It literally says right in the bullet point, "featuring two fighters who enter the event on a minimum of a five-fight UFC winning streak."
     
  7. Del1

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    I think they mean 5 consecutive UFC wins.
     
  8. jmd69

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    There are two "facts" that are just downright stupid. First, the one about Gus being the first to wear gold since Arvloski and Rutten. By virtue of mathematical logic, if two wore it before him then the word "first" is just downright stupid (go ahead and defend this one with whatever strange logic). Secondly, the Pat Healy factoid about take downs in Strikeforce...amazing stat no doubt but how is that even relevant to UFC stat? That is an MMA stat about a great fighter.
    Now relax Andy, not bagging on you for posting those issues from the article, I'm just busting on the article itself. (In before someone gets bent)
     
  9. Kleinschuster

    Kleinschuster Enjoying fights

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    *lol* @Meathead and Schaub owning 11 wins together, but only one of the beaten ones is still a UFC HW :D
     
  10. NoContest

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    In simple words:
    Gus would be the first since 2005. That means that since 2005 no European has held gold in the UFC. As opposed to "Gustaffson would be the third European to hold gold in the UFC". It's different information.

    A fact about Pat Healy is relevant because it provides information about the quality of a fighter on the UFC card.

    You're welcome
     
  11. ruckingfetard

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    Sport articles like these are almost always based on factoids and is merely filling to feed the giant thirst for pre-hype-drama before a big fight and gather some additional advertising-clicks...
     
  12. Fight Professor

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    Yep, and that's Gonzaga who was let go at one point.
     
  13. ROAR**

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    Jones and Gus are badass. So hard to get emotionally invested.

    Picking Jones, but wouldn't mind Gus winning either. I expect a trio of these two + Davis being relevant in the LHW division for a long time coming.
     

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