Is it me or does it feel like Jones is coasting at this point?

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  1. ClosetVitorFan Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Havent seen him with that killer instinct since DC2. Dude was a killer. It just seems like he does just enough and is coasting. I dont know if the pulsing has anything to do with it. Hes so far ahead on the skill level, he can literally phone it in and still win. And hes been doing just that. Or am i crazy?
     
  2. balsi 275-Time Mosquitoweight Blue belt Champion

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    You're bang on. Whatever killer instinct he had in his 20s is now gone in his 30s. Is normal. His days as champion are numbered and he knows it. Still one of the best to ever do it and will remain on the record books for a long time. JJ is trying to extend his athletic tenure as long as possible, but every prized horse has his day of decline.
     
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    Fixed.
     
  4. faustian I AM NOT A MONSTER Platinum Member

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    He needs to get back in the lab and up his pulsing
     
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    Jones beat his opponents, USADA, and the judges. He is the real GOAT.
     
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    Can't be GOAT when you take an L from Matt Hamill
     
  7. MEAN357 Pernell Whitaker belt

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    He's GSP'ing it late in his career, no desire to get CTE or let an opponent catch him with a wild shot. Also likely slowing down a bit at 32 and what, a DECADE as a champ?

    Definitely makes the fights closer but I think that has alot to due with how underrated his opponents are.
     
  8. frye666 Banned Banned

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    He might wanna stop with the coasting.
    "14 of the 21 unofficial media scorecards tracked by MMADecisions.com awarded the contest to Reyes."
     
  9. Headbutt Banned Banned

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    he's also being forced to fight clean (damn usada)
     
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    gotta do what u gotta do since no more Pico grams.
     
  11. Gamer007 Brown Belt

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    Seems like he can’t pull that trigger anymore.


    Post career it’ll be interesting to hear Jon explain the toe injury and rehab. There’s a theory that he never truly recovered from that injury. Doesn’t he still tape it up till this day?
     
  12. sonofjay817 Brown Belt

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    ...and if you take out the two Cormier fights where there was a lot of animosity, his tepidness goes back even further.
     
  13. Here's the thing It depends on my Depends.

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    He's off steroids now and is simply not as dangerous as we was when he was on them.
     
  14. Here's the thing It depends on my Depends.

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    Since DC2? That was probably the last time he fought juiced. It's not a coincidence that he hasn't looked the same since then.
     
  15. GrantB13 Black Belt

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    He's not the same. He just stands and point fights. It's interesting that he hardly goes for wrestling anymore but decided to take Gus down in their fight. At least GSP mixed up wrestling and striking. Jones isn't doing anything important anymore except not lose.
     
  16. KING BONES The Skeleton King Banned

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    even his losses are wins

    black magic
     
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    Says L on his record tho, just like the record shows a W over Reyes
     
  18. KING BONES The Skeleton King Banned

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    but it says W in real life

    jones beat reyes in all honesty no bullshit
     
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    Lowering the dosage impacts aggression and confidence, should be no surprise to anyone.
     
  20. faustian I AM NOT A MONSTER Platinum Member

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    Reyes 1, 2, 3 in real life
     

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