Is Jones...

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  1. MMA-Aficionado

    MMA-Aficionado Brown Belt

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    the most mentally strong, focused and disciplined fighter in the sport today?

    Does he have the most willpower?

    If not, he is right up there. He will not be deterred. He has laser focus and a so far unbreakable will.

    More and more impressed with Bones each fight.
     
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    Yeah he's definitely up there. He doesn't break.
     
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    Yep, he can be a lot of things outside the cage but at fight night, as a fighter he proved time and time again that he has such a strong will power, he puts the time and work in his preparation, study his opponents really really well, and his belief in himself is definitely unbreakable. I was rooting for DC the whole time, but without a doubt Jones is the one who kept pushing the whole fight. He deserved the win with that performance
     
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    This, through and through.
     
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    He's definitely shown some deep resolve. Machida hurt and frustrated him pretty badly in their fight but he came back and stopped him easily in the next round. Gus challenged him from pillar to post, but he dug deep and finished the fight defiantly. Vitor broke his arm, in the first round but he proceeded to beat the life out if him. He absolutely blew sonnen out of the water despite taking a fucking grotesque toe injury. Dude's definitely not inclined towards mental weakness
     
  6. MMA-Aficionado

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    Whats Dragonclaw MMA?
     
  7. MindMatter

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    Yep, that much can't be denied. As much as he gets into trouble (or perceived trouble) outside, he's a master with the composure of a 20 year fighting vet in those 25 minutes locked in the cage. Lesser man would've faltered in the Sonnen, Vitor, and Gus fights yet he took it to all of them till the end and earned the Ws.
     
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    No. He is a moderately successful mma fighter who has been able to outpoint quite a few worthy opponents. Nothing more than that. If he had that kind of determination, he would push in the final rounds for a finish, which he does not. He is a dime a dozen point fighter like GSP.
     
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    No. No. and....no.

    He is simply a perfect storm of amazing athletic talent, genetics (see his two brothers), physical gifts and a fantastic Grade A wrestling base. The day we see another top notch wrestler make the switch at an early age that is 6'5, has an 84.5 inch reach and fights at 305 is the day we see another JJ. Why is this so hard to understand for people?? If you race a thoroughbred race horse against a Shetland pony, the thoroughbred wins EVERY TIME! The thoroughbred does not have more heart, 'stronger will power', harder training, more jedi mind tricks, deeper concentration, it just simply has more physical gifts in keeping with the task at hand.

    MMA has now turned into a sport like football, basketball or baseball where we are seeing the superior athlete now take over. It is nothing more or nothing less than this. When we see Jones take a Sonnen Silva 1 type whooping and battle back, then we can call him tough and resilient...until then, I will go with Hendo or Maldonado. Toughness and willpower are NEVER measured by how one acts when things are going their way but is rather measured by how one reacts when everything goes in the shitter and they still keep battling back.
     
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    Moderately successful. HAHAHAHAHAHA
     
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    Yes. yes, yes yes and yes. Your post is incorrect. Things have not always gone Jones's way and yet he always finds a way to win. Perseveres through adversity. Much of that is mental. There are plenty of thoroughbreds who have failed....
     
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    omfg- really?
     
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    he is tough, but one day........
     
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    lol. fucking dumbest post I've seen.
     
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    Clearly he has a strong mental game. How many fighters have we seen enter the sport with amazing physical gifts but can't put it all together?
     
  16. MMA-Aficionado

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    exactly. The top sportsmen across many sports have a strong mental game and laser focus. Its very interesting.
     
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    hes starting to have the best resume in mma ever.
     
  18. MMA-Aficionado

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    yeah he is fighting and beating the best of the best in his weight class. With the overall talent/skill level at the highest it has ever been as MMA continues to advance.
     
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    Oh and we are talking about humans with intellect (in a multi-faceted sport with many potential outcomes/approaches), not horses racing in one direction around a track being guided by a jockey.
     
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    Good thread.


    I think that it would be out of Jones, Frankie, or Aldo.


    OUt of the three I'll go with Frankie. Frankie isn't as good as the other two, but it is harder for him to push through in certain fights when he is losing. Frankie has not been finished and has been beaten badly in certain fights. Bones hasn't taken the beatings that Frankie has had to withstand.

    Jones is up there though.
     

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