Jon Jones will turn 33 In July

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  1. MescalineDreams Steel Belt

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    Hes been fighting for nearly 13 years.

    People bring up PED's as the reason for his slight decline

    But hes just getting older

    His skills are still there, fight iq, instincts, experience.

    The body just doesnt respond the same way it once did. Hes much slower. That isn't juice related, its age

    Its said high level athletes only have a short window of performing at their absolute best and i think that window has passed for Jonathan
     
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    People bring up wear and tear of past fighters he has destroyed downplaying his wins, this bloke has fought the best, fight after fight in championship bouts. He likely had more wear and tear than the rest
     
  3. poor form Banned Banned

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    Or, about 48 in ped years.
     
  4. UFCBlackbelt Green Belt

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    he doesnt have 13 fight years.

    He spent a good portion of that time suspended.
     
  5. 20falarVerdades Silver Belt

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    Jones is the GOAT. Never lost a fight, let alone tapped to strikes.
     
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    He took PED's so no one can say how much he "inclined" or "declined". One thing for certain is that he is not as good as his false record and fraudulent "accomplishments" will lead one to believe.
    He'll always be recognized as a cheater and his record is forever nullified. He's been busted numerous times.
     
  7. faustian I AM NOT A MONSTER Platinum Member

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    Fedor was washed at age 33 so it's possible
     
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    He’s been exonerated from the usage of PEDs found in his system repeatedly from the usage of PEDs in which he did not take.
    So I agree.
     
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    It's a mix of wear and tear on his body and also the picos are rapidly fading.

    I honestly think 30-35 should be his peak years of fighting. He should still be fine on his body responding to his commands. He's at the peak of knowledge, fight IQ and his reaction time should be fine.
     
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    Also you forget to mention that he fights at 205, which is way harder than 170. The higher the weight class, the shorter the career.
     
  11. MescalineDreams Steel Belt

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    Hes still perfectly fine

    But Someone like Reyes is at the peak of his speed, athleticism, reflexes and overall physical ability

    That youth seems like its becoming an issue

    Skill isnt the problem
     
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    You think the next 2 years should be his peak? How did you come to that conclusion?
     
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    It’s 100% mileage, he fought at the highest level of competition against killers at young age.
     
  14. The-AxeMurderer Silver Belt

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    I mean in the sense that his skills are at a high level, his fight IQ and reaction time are still very good, and he has a lot of experience for someone his age.

    I feel like the 30-35 window should be showcasing the best version Jon Jones possible.
     
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    He was still winning fights but had devolved into a headhunter by then
     
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    You saw that picture?

    I got the [​IMG]
     
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  18. The-AxeMurderer Silver Belt

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    Could be that. Jones tends to struggle more when he fights dude around his height too.

    Reyes has a lot of skills that have been problems for Jon in the past. Reyes is very mobile, he's fast, has power and seems to have very solid TDD.

    Reyes is like Gus but power.
     
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    He needs to get on Yoel’s supplements.
     
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    That’s just not how it works. Fight IQ likely isn’t as important as physical attributes and abilities. Fedor got wrecked as soon as he hit 33. GSP retired younger than that I think after getting clobberknockered by Hendricks, Jose got slept by Conor age under 30 and hasn’t been the same since. All GOATS, all declined at or below jons age. All coincidence, I think not.
     

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