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Jon Jones' fighting career has emulated Ali's in many ways..

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by wildchild88, Sep 16, 2021.

  1. wildchild88 Brown Belt

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    Jones has beaten great champions and fighters across eras..

    Shogun, Rampage, Evans, Machida, TRT Belfort, Bader.
    -Then
    Sonnen, Gus x2, Glover, Cormier x2
    -Then
    Reyes, Santos

    X2 dominant wins over Cormier was an extremely impressive feat.

    He has had long breaks between competing like Ali, and early in his career had a degree of talent that put him far away and ahead from his competition as Ali did.

    Yes Jones did PED's, and Ali has one thousand times the amount of character than Jones does.. but there are definitely some parallels between them in terms of their fighting careers..
     
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  3. HHJ Fuckin' SHOOTOUT

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    Reyes and Santos dont even really count as wins tbh
     
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    I still think Jones won the Santos fight 3-2.
     
  5. Benoitthegr8 Sexual Tyrannosaurus Platinum Member

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    Ali seems to agree with you and likes the parallels
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    Congrats on mod brother.
     
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    Jon Jones may be a lot of things, but he wasn't no stinkin' draft dodger.

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    It just differs in everything that made Ali legendary : intelligence, charisma and generosity.
     
  9. Thepaintbucket Gold Belt

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    Yes but the difference is Jon Jones decline could be caused by his past PEDs useage. Ali returned to boxing at around age 29. This will be Jon Jones's third hiatus and now he's almost 35
     
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  10. wildchild88 Brown Belt

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    2 of the Norton fights were very close.. (although Reyes n Santos don't belong in the same sentence as Ken)
     
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    lol imagine if there was a draft when jones was around?
     
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    Ali made the greatest career out of prime beating numerous world champions in the most stacked era ever and shocked the world many times, while Jones barely held his own with gatekeepers from division below.
     
  14. wildchild88 Brown Belt

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    Yes, Ali's competition was all time, legendary.

    But for mma standards, Jones demolished the best ever line up of light heavyweights.. it's a young sport..
     
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    random brown nosing but okay
     
  16. Buff Trash Belt Degenerate

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    Hed have signed up just for the sex and drugs.

    This is Bones' war movie spirit animal:

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    With a little Bokeem Woodbine in Reading Presidents for teh lulz.

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    It's true, I remember when Ali got busted for roids multiple times and also did a drunk driving hit and run on a pregnant woman.

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    That's the only fight in Jon's career I think he should have actually lost.
     
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    Jones did exactly what you describe Ali doing while he was still ascendant. You're just cherry picking details to bash a fighter you don't like. Weak sauce!
     
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    If you think about it, Ali and I have a lot in common: We're both Americans, both carbon-based bipeds, and eat on a regular basis. I've also never lost to the fighters he's didn't lose to. We've both written short poems, and have been married. Both of us have made fun of Howard Cosell, though in my case he couldn't hear me. Ali and I are two peas in a pod!
     

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