Jon Jones... Most difficult fight schedule ever?

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  1. agalsed

    agalsed White Belt

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    The best 2 fight thread got me thinking: why is Jon Jones' schedule so damn crazy? He has fought Belfort, Machida, Rashad, Rampage, and Shogun in five fights. That's fucking nuts.

    It seems like he is the only champion that has had such a badass record of opponents so close together. Is that just because LHW is so stacked? Or Does Dana hate him or something? Silva and GSP have never had such a crazy string of fights.

    I guess he's getting a break with Chael though eh?
     
  2. EmeliankoFan1

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    Thats impressive but Jones has been on cruise control on those fights.

    Wait till jones fights Machida x2, Gustafson. Texiera and Cormier comes down to LHW.

    Thats a schedule.
     
  3. Idonotbelieveit

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    shogun, rampage, machida, rashad, vitor in a row is pretty badass!
     
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    And Sonnen ruins that streak...
     
  5. WrestlingIsReal

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    I'm not a fan but, that is impressive.
     
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    Hendo as a very tough schedule as well:

    Machida
    Shogun
    Fedor
    Feijao
    Babalu
    Shields
    Bisping
    Franklin
    Palhares
    Anderson
    Rampage
    Wanderlei
    Belfort

    All in a row
     
  7. Halliburton

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    I don't see any of those guys giving Jones trouble.
     
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    Jones and Bendo have been hella active taking on and crushing all the top comp in their respected divisions. Jones def has the more murder's row schedule though.
     
  10. Eddiex

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    Big names but some of them are pretty bad now. The only real challenges Jones had were Rashad, whose ass he kicked easily, and Machida. No disrespect to the others but Rampage and Shogun are way past competing with a guy like JJ. Belfort tried his best but he isn't anywhere near title fight material.
     
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    And then he's fighting Chael Sonnen, lol.

    That's like going from a streak of eating at 5-star restaurants, to eating at..................Whataburger, and only being able to order off of the Amurica! value menu.
     
  12. Idonotbelieveit

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    yep.

    yeah the sonnen fight is a joke.
     
  13. Rainne

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    No one will give this man the respect he deserves because he effortlessly crushes fan favorite legends.
     
  14. Levi_

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    Well, that was all after his devastating loss to Hamill. Jones was afraid to rematch Hamill, he didn't want another loss on his record....

    No, really, even though these guys aren't world beaters, it is still impressive the way he quickly finished Hamill, Vera (not easy, just ask Shogun), Bader and Vlady before he tooled those top fighters.

    He did all of this in very impressive fashion too, finishing all but Rashad. There is absolutely no question that this is the greatest streak of wins ever (given the period of time it was in).
     
  15. 76Knockout

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    Shogun-#1 Ranked LHW
    Rampage-#1 Ranked LHW
    Rashad-Top 3 LHW
    Anderson Silva-#1 Ranked MW.
    Tito Ortiz-Top 15 LHW, Former champ
    Rich Franklin-Top 15 LHW Former champ
    Shogun-Top 3 ranked LHW, Former champ
    Tito Ortiz-Top 20 LHW, Former champ

    Forrest's schedule since 07, always thought that was one of the hardest schedules I've seen.

    BJ Penn
    BJ Penn
    Maynard
    Maynard
    Bendo
    Bendo

    That was a tough run for Edgar .

    Rua
    Rampage
    Machida
    Rashad
    Vitor
    Sonnen

    Jones schedule has been insane also
     
  16. agalsed

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    Yeah I think Jones is his own worst enemy. He crushes dudes and the people just say "well he wasn't that good anyway." I think the problem is that Jones is that good and until he fights cormier or somebody in heavyweight people are going to keep saying his opponents were washed up or whatever.
     
  17. WrestlingIsReal

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    Still Yuji Nagata had the WORSE schedule known to man.
     
  18. Idonotbelieveit

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    poor guy lol
     
  19. BigGing

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    As far as having big, recognizable names on your record goes there aren't many out there that can compete with Jones at this point in time
     
  20. EmeliankoFan1

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    Yes Hendo had the beast of all beasts schedules, He fought everyone.
     

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