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.