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Chuck Liddell says in his prime he gives Jon Jones 'trouble,' 'I would catch him sooner or later'

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  1. Augustus Caesar Festina Lente Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Who wins in their prime?
     
  2. HHJ GOATchazka

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    Yeah,nah.

    In his prime he couldnt beat rampage,how's he supposed to get Jones?
    I dont hold it against Chuck for believing it though, the guys a savage and hed definitley try to kill Jones.
     
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    He very well could've caught Jones.


    The overhand right is tailor made to knock tall fighters like Jones block off.



    Would be a good scrap.
     
  4. HHJ GOATchazka

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    maybe before he won the title he mightve gotten him..but when he got his shit all together into well oiled machine? greg jackson woulda had him runnin circles around him.
     
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    Shame we can't see it now.
     
  6. Frode Falch Steel Belt Professional Fighter

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    I agree with Chuck
     
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    Jones is the most over rated fighter in the sport IMO.
     
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    lololololololol

    Chuck has nothing for Jones. Probably just gets put on his back, mounted and pounded out similar to the Rampage fight in Pride.
     
  9. Sexy Jesus Triple-Yellow Card Banned

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    Yeah yeah... sure..

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    Even in his prime, Liddell loses 10 times out of 10 against Jones
     
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    Nah, as successful as Chuck was, he was largely one dimensional as compared to today's standards. Jones is just too well rounded and would beat him wherever the fight went. I think him and Rumble would've been an interesting fight though.
     
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    He could.

    I've seen chuck take full power bare knuckle strikes and glance them off

    Naw, I'm going to be real. Jones is too long an accurate, along with that oblique kick
     
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    The Liddell that beat Victor and overeem maybe but did he say in these strict ped testing days cause he's part of the old school look the other way days
     
  14. Chinballs Black Belt

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    I doubt Jones would have been able to keep Chuck on the ground. Chuck had a good chin back then and through some vicious, oddly angled punches.

    Doubt he would have KO'd Jones though. Jones would have won a UD in fight that would be 90% on the feet.

    Jones kicks would be key. He would probably poke Chuck in the eye at a time or two and Chucks legendary thumb would be out of the game completely.
     
  15. bluesnoopz Brown Belt

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    Chuck is crazy if he thinks that Jones couldnt be successful with his wrestling.
     
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    Love Chuck but he needs to be more vague about comparing era's. I doubt that Jones has even peaked yet.
     
  17. Ceez Banned Banned

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    Liddell was one of my favorite fighters but he is out of his mind thinking he would have beaten Jones. A prime Jones vs a prime Liddell, the real money would be on Jones as a heavy favorite 10/10x's. Love you Liddell but no you're not beating Jones.
     
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    Chuck was very difficult to take down and hold down, but it wasn't impossible. Jones would probably finish him from the mount in round 1. If prime Chuck was able to keep it standing, it's still a toss-up.
     
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    Jones violates Chuck violently, repeatedly for 3 rounds until Jones sinks the sub in.
     
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    Jones beats chuck everywhere. Too tall, too technical, ect. Chuck was the man in his day and no one can take that away from him, and OF COURSE a fighter is always gonna say he'd have a chance.
    Who's just gonna say "naw the new champ would beat my ass GOOD THING I RETIRED LOL". But Chuck wouldn't have anything for Jones on his best night. anyone who says otherwise is just being overly nostalgic or just a plain ol jones hater.
     

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