Jon Jones is defeinetly one of the GOATs, but like all fighters, he has flaws in his game

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  1. Lawblaw Black Belt

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    Boxing has always been his weakest link

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    Of course I'm not saying his whole MMA game was perfect, but he knew how to do everything almost text book.

    He was so ahead of the game that he took 4 years off, came back and won a belt in a higher division. Why? because he was still the best Mixed Martial artist
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  2. clackers Purple Belt

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    GSP was just better everywhere than his opponents

    And fought them where he was better

    Took them into deep water

    He retired at the height of his career

    Good for him

    Then came back and got another belt
     
  3. GrayArea Brown Belt

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    GSP’s weakness was getting stomped out and quitting against 5’5 LW Matt Serra

    I’d take Jon’s boxing weakness over that any day.
     
  4. Klippy Purple Belt

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    Got another belt against Bisping left the sport when he had to fight Whittaker. Also iirc he clearly lost to Hendricks. GSP is very well rounded, but his fights just aren’t memorable he has way too many decisions wins.
     
  5. Stockton_Slap White Belt

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    Still hits like a bitch
     
  6. Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    Can't they both be great?
     
  7. ConorFacts Banned Banned

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    Wilder respects Jones hands
     
  8. suhdude Blue Belt

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  9. Combat Wombatt Black Belt

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    You forgot Fedor.

    Great striking, wrestling (sambo), and ground game. He was the complete package.
     
  10. IrritatedTomcat Red Belt

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    So GOATs test positive then look completely different? Interesting
     
  11. IrritatedTomcat Red Belt

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    Didn’t test positive.
     
  12. TheToqueville Banned Banned

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    Jones never tapped to strikes from a midget lol
     
  13. Fight Professor Gold Belt

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    Also, he did not have a big size advantage like Jones or Holloway.
     
  14. SolarSeiko Purple Belt

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    Thats silly. Serra hits like a truck + gsp admitted to overlooking Serra. The rematch proved gsp was the better fighter.
     
  15. Mob69 Black Belt

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    GSP is certainly GOATier then Jones.

    What I would say though is that MMA is still young. Boxing as we know and think of it had been around and organised for several decades [to say nothing of its much older lineage, dating back centuries] before fighters we now discuss as potential GOATs came along. So GOAT discussion for MMA, while natural - and I enjoy it - is also premature.
     
  16. Tweak896 Brown Belt

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    Gsp was outboxed by hendricks. Jones was getting outboxed by reyes. Both were getting it after so many title fights they probably didn't have the same fire when they started.
     
  17. Joohnmatrix Purple Belt

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    That fight was just a fix for a TV show.
     
  18. Lawblaw Black Belt

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    Has Jones ever outboxed anyone? Not talking about Muay Thai cause his knees, kicks and elbows are very very effective.
     
  19. Willek Gold Belt

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    Jon from that 1st Cormier fight is the highest level of fighter ever seen IMO.
     
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    GSP had Dan Hardly locked in several submissions and could not get the job done. He is a C level submission fighter who tried to rely on unnatural strength rather than proper technique to finish submissions.

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