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Every single theory for why Jones has looked “lackluster”

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  1. Fatback96 Black Belt

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    Here is a list of every single theory that I’ve come across on Sherdog, listening to MMA podcasts, reading MMA news, and MMA journalists/analysts opinions on why Jones has looked worse that usual in recent fights. There was so many that they needed to be listed out.
    Some of these are funny:

    Pictograms pulsing/USADA (obviously)

    Losing interest in MMA (getting bored of fighting)

    Overconfidence (which leads him to close decisions because he doesn’t try)

    Past prime (MMA prime, not physical prime)

    Failure to evolve his fighting style (this one actually makes sense)

    Jackson/Wink Gym is a shell of itself, Jones has no good training partners

    Been in too many wars/5 round fights

    Treading water/fighting safe (pulling a late career GSP)

    Hasn’t looked good since the OSP fight

    Wrestling game is devolving

    Bad at fighting southpaws (i.e. Santos and OSP)

    Looking past all of his recent opponents for superfights

    He’s small for the weight class? Trying to cut to MW to fight Israel? (this one makes almost no sense)

    Edit: He performs to his opponent’s level (Credit: Clark Rogers)


    Not sure which one is accurate, I just know that this has to be the most amount pre-fight excuses for a fighter ever.
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  2. Clark Rogers Blue Belt

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    imo history shows he performs to his opponent's level. that'll bite back eventually.
     
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    Jones is due for a name change Ali style, go full heel
     
  4. Crom Cruach Brown Belt

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    Can we pick a couple.

    Like a buffet.
     
  5. Fatback96 Black Belt

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    There’s another one!
     
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    Those appear to be excuses for past fights, not this one.

    Either way, Jones bless your bum soul.

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    I don't think he's been lackluster
    He's dominated pretty much everyone he's faced other than Santos recently
     
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    It's not that he hasn't looked good as he beat Alex and santos. It's more that his fights are anticlimactic except the last DC fight. I don't get why people ride his nuts so much. If Jared Roshalt was undefeated but had all decision wins I wonder if people would love him the same.
     
  9. Shtey Yellow Belt

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    Reyes by TKO. I put money down!
     
  10. 20falarVerdades Silver Belt

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    Jones dominated and finished Gus two fights ago. Smith was also soundly outclassed. Santos was the only "close" fight and Jones still convincingly beat him at his own game
     
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    People also act like Santos is some bum.

    Guy was knocking people dead before he fought Jones.
     
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    Post your bet slip.
     
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    Slip posted
     

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    wow!

    a hundred dollars!

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    Next time save your money, or donate it to someone in need.

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    ALERT!! ALERT!!!!! DOUCHE DETECTED
     
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    The answer is he is getting older and is more limited on the peds he can now use.
     
  17. moreorless87 Straba

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    Physically Jones has taken quite a lot of punishment, he has a great chin and tends to avoid massive bombs but still he has always been hittable.
     
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    @pinero detected
     
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    $1 or $1000, doesn't matter. I told you I put money down and meant it. What I decide to do with my money is my choice. If I gave it away then it's gone, just like that. By betting it I have the chance of multiplying it by 3.5 times!
     
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    <Huh2>

    it wasn't until he fought Machida that he even got caught clean.
     

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