Is jones the GOAT mma wrestler?

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  1. Bearknuckle

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    Wow the way he outwrestled cormier and took him down. The way he defended almost all of DC's takedown attempts.

    Jones has tooled every fighter in mma who supposedly had good wrestling like rashad and DC. Jone's mma wrestling has got to be the best. Maybe GSP is better, but gsp never went clinch to clinch with an elite olympic wrestler.
     
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    Hard to argue against him at this point. DC went never being taken down to being taken down like 3 times in a match, and landing like 1 takedown of his own. Maybe. have to see it again but I think the rules are it has to be ass, back or stomach that touches the ground, and I don't remember if that happened to Jones.

    EDIT: Actually, I dunno the stats but I would think GSP has to at least be in contention. He absolutely clowned so many great wrestlers in a division filled with them. So he probably gets the nod.
     
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    Yes. His maneuvering and control is unparalleled.
     
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    Maybe, but I feel prime GSP had more beautiful MMA wrestling.
     
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    He's gotta be.
     
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    Yuh, pretty much.
     
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    JBJ took the #1 guy down 3x who had never been taken down before.

    Also, he's been taken down 1x ever in his entire career.

    Yes, it's safe to assume he's the #1 guy ever in the takedown department.
     
  10. ackileez

    ackileez ANALINGUSing a PAWG

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    SIZE. Thats it.

    GUS, a STRIKER. Took down JONES.
    Jones barely took down a tired GUS who got hit by a hellbow.

    FACT
     
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    Wrong. Both Gus and DC took him down.
     
  12. Senkoy

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    It's particularly amazing because he build is bad for wrestling, despite what people say about leverage. It's a testament to how talented he is.
     
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    He's a very intelligent wrestler with fantastic timing ... Up there with GSP
     

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