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Not any fault of his own but, LHW has been more interesting since Jones left

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by BlessYourHeart, Sep 18, 2021.

  1. BlessYourHeart Orange Belt

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    Jones dominated the division and he probably still would be if hadn't vacated the title. But I'm really excited again about LHW. Guys like Cutelaba, Craig, Rancic, and Jiri are gonna be the future of the division.
     
  2. JoeRowe Green Belt

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    Yes Jones really dominanted no-knees-Santos & Reyes. 50-42 vs each.

    In reality he loses to Jan, Jiri, Ankalaev, & maybe Reyes again.

    Rakic would be a boring 50/50 decision, while Glover/Smith 2.0/Santos/Volkan all put up tough fights but lose via decision.
     
  3. Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    For sure...Dont have to worry about constant suspensions, drug fails, DUI's.

    We are finally back to just focusing on fights, instead of endless douche-baggery.
     
  4. Dan Torrance Brown Belt

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    I wanna see him fight Stipe still.

    That's still a fight I want to see.

    I wanted to see it a whole lot more 3 years ago but I still want to see it.
     
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  5. Herwald Red Belt

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    I'm definitely excited about Rancic.
     
  6. BlueMountState Yellow Belt

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    stop fighter bashing Saint Jones
     
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    Shows how good jon is tonight also
     
  8. KarateYeah Black Belt

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    Jones was great, but too much drama
     
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    Jon had a couple lucky/crooked decisions towards the end of his career, he's shown that he's well past his prime. I don't see him beating the peak LWH fighters of 2021 and he's not built for heavyweight. I believe he's done now. He had a great career although with a big asterisk over it.
     
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    I feel like Jones lost his stardom at LHW, but he still has time to become bigger than ever at HW, no pun intended.
     
  11. fedoriswar37 Black Belt

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    Usually happens when a dominant champion leaves a division. Almost always actually.
     
  12. Bubba32 Brown Belt

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    Jones barely beat and maybe even arguably lost to santos and reyes. Jones knew his time was up and his reign was about to expire and thats why he went running.
     
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    LHW is a dumpster fire of a division. Paul "Floppy" Craig? Ryan Spann? Meisha Circunov? Jamahalal Hill? Yes, those are ranked fighters.
     
  14. Dbreiden83080 Andle My Riddum

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    No.

    Trying to dethrone an all time legend Is always far more interesting..
     
  15. Dbreiden83080 Andle My Riddum

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    He didn’t run. He literally took on everybody his whole career. The résumé proves that. It is the typical fight with uncle Dana over money. Been going on for 20 years. May go on for 20 more with that prick.
     
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    It has a top 10 of good fighters now, but those aren't good enough to replace Shogun/Wand/Chuck/Rampage/Lyoto/Rashad etc of back when it was the best div in the sport. Jones came to that division. It's still one of the worst divisions. BW is better, and BW wasn't even a real division back then.
     
  17. TeenageMutantLesnarTurtle Brown Belt

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    Its really bad right now. We are about to get a title fight between two guys who have a combined age of 79 and were B level in their primes.
     
  18. SherdogFan23 Brown Belt

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    Prime Jones would destroy all of them. He cleaned out the top ranks then and would do it with this crew as well.
     
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    Jiri - imo one of the most violent fighters in UFC right now / Kinda like Light Heavyweight Gaethje in term of damage

    Ankalaev - Has that clean technique and awareness to pull a highlight knockout reel

    Jan - Very technical, has that bomb in both hands and feets
     

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