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Jon Jones Days are Numbered - Who Has Best Chance to Dethrone him?

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  1. ArmenianAssasin Silver Belt

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    Note: Not a bones hater per say but he's been so dominant for so long the division has become stale and boring - we could really use some fresh blood , matchups, and excitement at 205

    The blue print is pretty much there and very clear in the Santos/Reyes Fights - Non-pulsing jones takedowns haven't been very good and so as long as you can keep it standing you turn it into a kickboxing fight

    Santos without injury and Reyes with better cardio would have IMO (even though I do think Reyes took the first 3 rounds and was robbed)

    Best Candidates IMO

    Reyes - already did - just needs to improve on his conditioning and pacing - it was his first title fight and he used a lot of energy in r1 - I'm sure he can make adjustments

    Oezdemir - beat Reyes in my opinion and in the opinions of many - if he can keep it standing he can give Jones a ton of trouble on the feet - has cardio issues though

    Rakic - beat Oezdemir imo , is young athletic and getting even better - matches up very well physically with Jones

    Jan Błachowicz - stuffing takedowns and low output decision - similar to the Jacare fight

    Magomed Ankalaev - dark horse, would need to improve on his TDD but has the length and tricky striking
     
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    Well, Reyes should have won, so him?
     
  3. ArmenianAssasin Silver Belt

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    I have a feeling he's going to try to do everything and anything in his power to weasel out of a rematch

    He's prolly praying that Corey Anderson wins this weekend
     
  4. Grappling_With_My_Gnomies Rag & Bone Rugged Belt Platinum Member

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    No one @ lhw
    Well talk hw if & when he moves up
     
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    I think that Brazilian guy. Before he went over to Firas. I think that stoppage was a bs. I think what Jones gives trouble is length and movement and TDD.
     
  6. Grappling_With_My_Gnomies Rag & Bone Rugged Belt Platinum Member

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    Lol Reyes don't wanna see Jon jones in a rematch ! He'll get stopped or lose a clear cut decision.
     
  7. BoD 2.0 Red Belt

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    Rumble beats him at LHW.
    Everyone beats him at HW.
     
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    Hell, I'm just impressed he's fought 41 rounds since April 2013. When you consider DUI's, rehabs, USADA suspensions, leaving the scene of a crime, supervised probation, probation violations, out of competition cocaine tests, pulsing, and a lifetime of ED, that's pretty impressive!!!
     
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    USADA gonna dethrone him any day now.
     
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    If he fights Stipe, then Stipe.
     
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    Rumble returns later this year and finishes what Santos and Reyes started.

    Rumble catches Jones. He shoots for the desperation TD's, they don't work and Rumble finishes him off. Wouldn't be surprised to see this happen.
     
  12. Mohawk Mauler Imaginery Borders Matter

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    The same Rumble to who could not dispose Koscheck,or the same Rumble who was choked out by Koscheck???
    smh

    Ya goof!
     
  13. ArmenianAssasin Silver Belt

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    one problem with that, Rumble ain't skipping no meals
     
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    I mean, no fighter reigns forever.


    That said, noone has come closer than Jones.
     
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    To be honest in the past few fights I've really not seen anything special from him at all. The LHW division is simply weak compared to what it once was. While it once looked like he could have been GOAT (providing you overlook the cheating) his recent performances were simply poor and not up to GOAT standards.

    Who's going to beat him? Who the hell knows. LHW division sucks.
     
  16. BoD 2.0 Red Belt

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    Have you been in a coma for 11 years?
     
  17. mmadeewana Brown Belt

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    He looks pretth lean in his recent posts on IG
     
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    Good necro bump.

    ...oh' wait this is a new thread? Could've sworn I saw some similar threads from five years ago.
     
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    By TKO? Cuz that's not likely. He can't go five rounds without gassing, and he's not subbing Jon.
     

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