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Jon Jones needs to leave Jackson-Wink

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Gensoking, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. Gensoking Brown Belt

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    I could definitely be wrong but it seems like they've turned him into someone that's way too methodical in his striking. Against Santos he kept cutting him off only to use a spinning back kick to the body (and miss) and have to chase him again. Against Reyes he only did that maybe once, but he still chased just to throw too few strikes or get pushed back by Reyes' punches.

    For some reason Jones seems to have abandoned his clinch game which was deadly and you can see so in his fight against Glover where he took Glover to, arguably, his best position and beat him up for 5 rounds. The rhythm of his strikes and setting them up used to be much more dynamic as well, potentially thrown off a bit by not being able to palm people on the forehead anymore, but I doubt that's the entirety of the problem.

    On top of these, even his wrestling is effected by his slow, methodical, new pace. Against Reyes, whenever he shot it was completely raw; it was never mixed in with anything. Jones used to throw multiple shots to the head to make them cover and then change levels.

    Feels like they've turned him into a robot that is able to do only some of the right stuff and his talent and chin are carrying him to these close decision victories.
     
  2. genecop Steel Belt

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    I think he locked up with Reyes and said ..fuck this..
     
  3. Karuzo Banned Banned

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    Jacksonwink fighters have seriously deteriorated in the past few years.
     
  4. Blanqa Blanqua Sherdog God Belt Double Yellow Card

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    He can't. They are locked in together, too much dark history together.

    Curious too, TS, as to where you think he should go?
     
  5. Nandez Blue Belt

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    They don’t want him to be entertaining, they want him to win.

    But based on his last couple fights, it couldn’t hurt to switch it up. I’d hate to think that he’s really past his prime especially when he’s only 32 years old.
     
  6. ThePatriot Red Belt

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    Yeah lol, its like he wins despite being at jacksons

    He needs to either bring in new coaches or something

    That being said, his hands are getting decent finally, his boxing always used to be trash
     
  7. Gamer007 Black Belt

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    Maybe, but the way he talks about his team. I don't see that happening....not after a win anyway.
     
  8. Blanqa Blanqua Sherdog God Belt Double Yellow Card

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    Why U SAy DAt?
     
  9. Gensoking Brown Belt

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    Tristar would probably be a good fit if he's fine with decisions but just wants them to be less controversial
     
  10. TheJohnnyWalkerEra Black Belt

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    He should train with islam Makhachev

    Getting humbled by Islam every day will give him the fire he needs to get back on top form
     
  11. Satan's Daddy. Black Belt Platinum Member

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    I'm sure tristar will be happy to have him
     
  12. x__stylez__x Black Belt

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    As long as they have a cage for him to hide under, he's safe.
     
  13. Dbreiden83080 Andle My Riddum

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    He's been there forever, no idea where he would go? Not something he needs to do. He has amazing coaches.. Always has..
     
  14. IAfight Blue Belt

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    I understand where you're coming from, but I think that that would be a huge mistake for Jones. We all know Jones is a very peculiar personality in the fight game. Jackson-Wink has stood by him through thick and thin. I just feel like going to another camp might have a negative impact on Jones because he might not mesh well with them. I'm not sure you can blame Jackson-Wink for how Jones looked against Reyes. In fact, I would point to Reyes and his gameplan in the fight as to why Jones looked uncomfortable. It's rare that Jones fights someone close to his size, can match his athleticism, and isn't scared to take the fight to him.
     
  15. Dbreiden83080 Andle My Riddum

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    His whole life is in NM.. He have to uproot his family. Not likely he'd ever leave..
     
  16. Mammothman Gold Belt

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    If that does ever happen that gym would be officially dead, also it would cause a huge amount of drama lol

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  17. egk Gold Belt

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    It's the whole Jackson method. Fight not to lose rather than to win.
     
  18. Mixfight Banned Banned

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    Suddenly he cant take guys down at will and dominate the clinch.

    It's almost as if hes not on steroids anymore.
     
  19. Al Stone Banned Banned

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    As a long time Bones fan I agree. Unless Bones is washed a change is in order
     
  20. Po Purple Belt

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    As fighters age they tend to be less dynamic but masterful at what they keep doing.
    I agree it won't hurt Jon to try and recapture some of that crazy style he had when he was younger.

    I agree he should have clinched with Reyes more. He did it in the 4th and 5th. Maybe unleash some muay thai elbows and knees.

    He still has great flow and composure. Look what Reyes did to Weidman with one shot.
     

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