Jon Jones may move to boxing ... to fight the Klitchkos

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  1. ZroC

    ZroC Silver Belt

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    Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarg


    http://www.mmamania.com/2013/9/16/4...bout-future-klitschko-bout-after-improvements

    We've heard plenty about current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones potentially moving up to heavyweight in the future, but what if he did it for something that had nothing to do with mixed martial arts (MMA)?

    Lance Pugmire of the LA Times is reporting that Jones' recent boxing training has been so encouraging that the champ is considering a future boxing fight, and it's not just any boxing fight, it's a Klitschko bout.


    The Klitschko brothers, Wladimir and Vitali have been in complete control of the major boxing heavyweight titles since 2004, utilizing their long length, jabs and technical prowess to stifle every challenger.

    Jones of course, has the longest reach in UFC at 84 inches, which is actually three inches longer than either Klitschko.

    Before any of that craziness goes down, however, "Bones" has a date with Alexander Gustafsson this weekend (Sept. 21, 2013) as he looks to defend his title for a record sixth time at UFC 165 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The winner of the main event is already scheduled to face top contender Glover Teixeira in their next bout as well.


    his pad work goes into full Chuck Liddell overhand right territory. Very little snap on the jab, no snap on anything else. His uppercuts and hooks look limp.

     
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  2. EleazarI**

    EleazarI** Banned Banned

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    guy doesnt even have a jab
     
  3. soggyfist

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    Would never get sanctioned.
     
  4. Mr2urbo

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    Is Rampage still going to box RJJ?
     
  5. Seano

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    Chris Arreola by KO.
     
  6. GordoBarraBJJ

    GordoBarraBJJ Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    He would get knocked the fuck out
     
  7. Xplosives

    Xplosives Purple Belt

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    he's not even a HW
     
  8. Cato

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    video in TS post

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  9. Seano

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    UFC light heavy weight = boxing heavyweight
     
  10. Devout Pessimist

    Devout Pessimist Tragic Vision

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    Both Klitschko brothers would cave Jones head in.
     
  11. Vividsbricks23

    Vividsbricks23 Gold Belt

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    Actually uses his jab pretty well in recent times, since he typically uses teeps to keep them at range.

    I don't think it would make sense to fight in Boxing. He is quickly becoming one of the best Mixed Martial Artists ever, and should continue to focus on evolving his entire game. It would be a disservice to his growth imo.
     
  12. Lifer

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    inb4 he has longer reach than the brothers
     
  13. fightingrabbit

    fightingrabbit Banned Banned

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    3 inch reach advantage??! The Klitschkos should just retire now.
     
  14. Escopeta

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    Like all mma to boxing crossovers, never gonna happen.
     
  15. realdealgeale

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    im hoping that lanky swede beats him. think i read somewhere he was a decent ammy boxer.
     
  16. Jeff Goldblum69

    Jeff Goldblum69 Brown Belt

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    why not? in Australia and new zeland rugby stars have crossed over to boxing and become national and world champs with little experience.. .Im sure Jones could make the transition if he was dedicated.. there are enough organisations and can fighters where he could slowly build a record/ and name for himself.
     
  17. nostradumbass

    nostradumbass Gold Belt

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    I'm sure Dana would let one of his champs that people are calling the best ever go and get humiliated by boxers.
     
  18. pillowpeano

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    Jones should move up to HW in the UFC before he fights HW in boxing..which he shouldn't really do anyways.. esp not against Klitschkos
     
  19. ZroC

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    Oh sweet holy shit. This is the official promo for Jones vs Gus. It is the worst thing I have ever seen.
     
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    All he would have to do it touch Wlad on teh chin and it's over.
     

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