So this might get laughed at...but I think Dominic Reyes might be the one to finally...

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by zxyss25, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. zxyss25 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2013
    Messages:
    3,774
    Likes Received:
    166
    Location:
    19010
    Beat Jon Jones at LHW

    Assuming Jones comes back and doesnt lose to Cormier
     
  2. Naught2Sixty Red Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2017
    Messages:
    9,311
    Likes Received:
    2,463
    Location:
    Wash
  3. D'z Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2016
    Messages:
    3,917
    Likes Received:
    508
    Location:
    Humboldt County by way of Philadelphia
    It's inevitable, you show weakness(i.e. This may get laughed at), you will get laughed at every fucking time. Make an assertion, back it up with fact...and who the fuck cares what anyone thinks?!
     
  4. Zebra Cheeks 2Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Messages:
    22,273
    Likes Received:
    22,204
    Location:
    Watchin fights with da boys
    Well Jon can't even fight right now so that might be a problem
     
  5. The Domin8or Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2018
    Messages:
    1,235
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The Nerdbashing State of Chaos Nation
  6. Evangelion Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2012
    Messages:
    15,358
    Likes Received:
    426
    Ts is insane. Reyes is a legit talent but Jones, on roids, may be the best fighter in mma history
     
  7. Leone510 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2017
    Messages:
    1,520
    Likes Received:
    0
    Considering who he has fought is it a long shot, If he gets past OSP you might have more dogs in the fight
     
  8. kiley_sean It's all in the reflexes

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Messages:
    2,642
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    Germany
  9. JT RIPPER Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2006
    Messages:
    7,160
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    on your airwaves
  10. ImNotSurpisedDonks! Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2016
    Messages:
    17,356
    Likes Received:
    1
    Yeah, I gotta LOL.......however....at the same time, fighters busted for PED's have a staggering drop off after they get busted. Based on how .Jon looks tho, I really feel he is still micro dosing T and won't get busted lest he has a tainted vile again.

    It's possible he has massive drop off, but not to the point where Reyes beats him.
     
  11. Kaiokenrye24 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2016
    Messages:
    4,448
    Likes Received:
    281
    He has a lot of promise. I think it's a 2 horse race between him and Aleksander Rakic
     
  12. KONG-D'SNT-TAP Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    50,842
    Likes Received:
    821
    Jon being a known sociopath will Continue to beat himself for the rest of his life.
     
  13. ChumpyKiwi Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2017
    Messages:
    2,715
    Likes Received:
    51
    <mma1>
    You don’t really think that do you?
     
  14. JKS 77+&--#rT....

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Messages:
    61,255
    Likes Received:
    1,274
    Location:
    Toronto
    Very excited for this guy!! Let's see how he looks vs OSP, if he manages to get another 1st round finish we got a instant contender.
     
  15. MMA SCOUT Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2017
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Reyes is the best athlete in the LHW division, and a better athlete than Jones. He was a star D1 6’4” SS, captain of the team and was invited to tryout for the Redskins, in the secondary.

    Rewatch the Cannonier fight, watch how quick he slips Jared’s punch and uppercuts Cannonier dizzy. Glover has to hump Jared, Reyes would wreck him. Not to mention is a grappling base, hs star wrestler and jits under Drysdale.

    It’s early but he’s got a better shot than the rest of the top 15, I say that today he does...

     
  16. Mr.Maelstrom "Pull up" Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2016
    Messages:
    10,331
    Likes Received:
    4,272
    Location:
    Lawton, Oklahoma
    Really good advice in general
     
  17. Evangelion Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2012
    Messages:
    15,358
    Likes Received:
    426
    Hes a very talented guy but I'm not sure he's the best athlete at 205. Alonzo Menifield and Khalil Rountree are both extremely fast and powerful.

    Lhw has a really good group of prospects in Menifield, Rountree, Pedro, Reyes, Rakic, Ankalaev, and Edilov. Add Krylov, cuteleba, Cirkunov and Anderson who may be past prospect status but are young with bright futures and the top 15 is going to look completely different in 12 to 18 months.
     
  18. MMA SCOUT Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2017
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    I hear ya on explosion, as Khalil has that, but he also has poor control of his body, athletes have to have control of every movement. Khalil used to be a 300lb fat kid, he is not an athlete and didn’t have those experiences as a top guy from hs, like Dom and Alonzo. I don’t view him as an athlete.

    Alonzo is similar but has better control, I’m sure he learned that as a linebacker at D2 A&M, still not the level and reflex quick of a D1 safety. That being said power is power, and while I know all three have it, I’m sure we can agree Alonzo and Khalil have more... Reyes and Menifield are friends, and ik they’ve trained together at Elevation, that would be fun sparring to see!

    I like some of the guys you named, but I believe Reyes has the leg up, and he’s already ranked above those guys, but yeah big changes in next 18 mos. I think Menifield can get there if he stops over punching. Rakic can be great as well
     
  19. snackgod Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2015
    Messages:
    20,182
    Likes Received:
    477
    usada is already 0-2
     
  20. snackgod Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2015
    Messages:
    20,182
    Likes Received:
    477
    but in 2021 reyes will be hitting his prime and jbj will be just old.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.