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Jon Jones: "My job is to win the fight no matter how ugly"

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  1. straight6 Black Belt

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    Jones mentioned during the post fight conference by holding Cormier against the cage some fans may not find it entertaining, but its not his job to "woo or wow" the fans. That his job is just to fight and win.

    I do tend to agree. What you guys think?
     
  2. Skylako Black Belt

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    agreed

    change the rules if the rules create boring fights. Fighters should do what they have to in order to win
     
  3. CostumedExtrmst Banned Banned

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    Exactly.People just want fighters they dislike to brawl recklessly, so they'll be knocked out.
     
  4. diamondsoul Brown Belt

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    I thought Jones did a great job. Cormier looked pretty dangerous in the first and second, but Jones handled him very well.
     
  5. Boomb Hate the game, not the player.

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    He's right.
     
  6. McGrubie Brown Belt

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    Just win baby.
     
  7. God_Emperor_Of_Mankind Let's Palaver! Platinum Member

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    I love how Jones was kicking him at will without fear of getting taken down.
     
  8. Pirroh Black Belt

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    He is right, but I don't have to like it when someone stalls out a round though.
     
  9. straight6 Black Belt

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    This is where Jon has good leverage. As long as one is the champ...no matter how "safe" or "boring" the fight (or strategy), there nothing ufc can do. ufc can cut a top 10 guy, but never a champ.
     
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    You can't knock guys regardless of how boring some fights can be because winning is the only way these guy make the "real" money. The belts seem to help these guy's pay tremendously. I think they should've been separated in the 5th though.
     
  11. parzark** Orange Belt

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    DC landed far more head strikes in the first 3 rounds.
     
  12. Slick_36 Bad Man from Borger, Texas

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    DC was even worse in the Mir victory, Jon is right. It was rough to watch, but he threw plenty of hard elbows and kept purposeful pressure on him to grind him down. Excellent strategy and he executed it perfectly.
     
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    I think they should get a battlebots thing going where there are cage hazards to make the wall and stall more interesting. Perhaps a robot arm that uses a taser on their back every 10 seconds.
     
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    It wasn't particulalry exciting, especially in the latter half of the fight. But it was effective. It's hard to look good against someone like DC.
     
  15. Kneepocalypse This is your god now.

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    that Ben Henderson mentality.
     
  16. ThunderL1ps Red Belt

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    It is his job not to stink up the joint. If the fighter is not entertaining, fans will not want to watch him.

    Jones is wrong.
     
  17. CostumedExtrmst Banned Banned

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    Jones is going to get paid, regardless, a LOT. All the ill will in the world from you,and people like you with an agenda is not going to change that.
     
  18. straight6 Black Belt

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    as long as he is the champ and arguably best P4P...there is nothing anyone can do. His real money as someone pointed out its in the win/maintaining the belt.

    Mayweather boring as hell too but he is the richest athlete according to forbes.
     
  19. parzark** Orange Belt

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    Jones was outsruck in the first three rounds. Did his little get punched in the head while landing a couple of knee pushes and everybody thinks I won the striking because I landed more. He then wall and stalled the next two rounds. It was hardly this amazing GOAT performance.
     
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    Cormier>Henderson>Shogun>Machida>Evans>Davis>Gustaffson

    Jones>Gustaffson

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