It appears Jones is beginning his decline

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  1. XThe GreatestX Gold Belt

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    Which hey, no real shame in that. Happened to the greatest fighter ever Sugar Ray Robinson. Happened to Ali, Pernell, Leonard, Roy Jones, Floyd. If you wanna go mma happened to GSP, Randy, Chuck etc.

    Jones appears to be slowing down ( I thought he looked pretty bad in the Santos fight too)

    And so get ready for this, because when the decline comes, it usually comes pretty hard
     
  2. Doctor Lenovo Banned Banned

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    That could imply that his opponents are cans. LOL
     
  3. Portland8242 Black Belt

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    If he knows what's best for him, he'll retire after fighting Corey Anderson or Jan Blachowicz.
     
  4. Fatback96 Black Belt

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    Was never that good confirmed by Sherdog.

    PS: IMO Jones hasn’t looked the same since the OSP fight.
     
  5. delbosque Brown Belt

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    I said it that, even in the second Gus fight, he looked slow and diminished. Older + no roids. Fact of life.
     
  6. Bubba Kid Purple Belt

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    I think it begun when he fought Smith
     
  7. Doctor Lenovo Banned Banned

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    Jon Jones didn't finish Rashad Evans, he had a tough fight against Gustafsson I, and he didn't finish OSP. In my ignorant opinion, he has been pretty steady since the Rashad Evans fight.

    Now, heis entering the GSP stage of his career. Winning is becoming more important than entertaining the fans. There is a lot more at stake for him. So, all he has to do is find a way to win.
     
  8. TheRuthlessOne Banned Banned

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    People hate Jones the person so they go out of their way to hate Jones the fighter
     
  9. ConorFacts Banned Banned

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    I still would favour Floyd over most elite guys Right now.
     
  10. RayA Brown Belt

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    It really did seem like he just phoned in his last two fights. Maybe he's slowing down, but it comes across to me as he's taking things less seriously and is just too content now when he's there.
     
  11. XThe GreatestX Gold Belt

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    at 147? I would not

    I am not sure his reflexes are still there to handle Porter. I am not a big Spence guy but he probably loses to him as well
     
  12. TheRuthlessOne Banned Banned

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    Welcome to life

    Winning is always the most important
     
  13. XThe GreatestX Gold Belt

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    I have no problem with Jon Jones. don't even really mind the outta cage stuff. they are fighters not saints. manage you're expectations of them

    just calling it like i see it
     
  14. Combat Wombatt Black Belt

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    Think this too. He has put on lackluster performances as of late.

    Can't ride the dragon forever.
     
  15. TerraRayzing Little eagle soars again

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    He is still young, and only has been in a few wars but... the dude did shoot himself in the foot and barely fought from 2014-2019, wasting his prime years.
     
  16. johnyboy Silver Belt

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    I'd have to agree. Take a look at all the fan friendly fighters they very rarely become the best in there division.
     
  17. Brit_Brawler Silver Belt

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    He should retire now and the career would be insane. Basically all but undefeated. Forget the dq bull shit and regardless of the questionable decisions lately. The history books will clearly show no man has ever beaten jon Jones. The one he lost he beat himself by absolutely savaging matt Hamill
     
  18. lawrencel2 Blue Belt

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    I think Jones will do better in the rematch (if it ever happens). Anytime he's fought a fighter of comparable length he seems to struggle (well relatively speaking)
     
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    This. Jones Bless. Jones GOAT!
     
  20. Alpha_T83 Black Belt

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    He should avoid Anderson. Say what you will about him, but Anderson is in his prime now. He's a much better fighter now than 4 years ago.

    I think Anderson beats current Jones. But prime Jones would destroy him.
     
  21. GordoBarraBJJ Titanium Belt

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    Throw in a life time of PED use (he's been called out for this and his family is notorious for PED abuse)

    So.

    He was sporting some decent tits at the weigh in -- so there's that.
     

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