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So, what is the deal with Jones' wrestling credentials?

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  1. TdotK Purple Belt

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    Is it true that if he didn't have a baby to take care of, he would've had a full ride scholarship to one of the best wrestling colleges, and had Olympic potential? I heard or read that somewhere. Anyone got the full details?
     
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    My wrestling coach actually coached in New York at the time Jones was a senior, apparently everyone knew about his horrible grades and had to go to a CC in Iowa before being able to transfer. Was a State Champ and competed/placed at Fargo's in Greco...was a pretty highly touted talent that was veing recruited for Iowa State
     
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    So, pretty much he could've been on the level of Hendricks, Phil Davis, etc. if he continued on, or got better grades with the potential of making the Olympic team?

    So, basically, he was just as good as the best guys in the UFC in terms of wrestling, minus DC, and Romero. But with the potential to have been on DC and Romero's level?
     
  5. Jermei Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    lol at Jones taking care of a baby.
     
  6. TdotK Purple Belt

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    Crazy thing is, I bet he could've whooped all those guys' asses in a real fight 1 by 1 in 1 night, even back then.
     
  7. JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    Interesting, I didnt know any of this
     
  8. Elysianwing Mr. Mojo Risin' Belt

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    As long as the 'real fight' didn't involve wrestling, you mean?
     
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    Heres all the creditials you need to see. Taking down an undefeated Olympic Wrestler who had never been taken down or lost a round in MMA:

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    Chipper by air boxing KO.
    To bad hes to much of a stoner to fight in the ufc. Lol gotta love that kid.
     
  11. SlicerDM Peace is a lie, there is only passion Banned

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    Jones was that typical stoner kid
     
  12. rjmbrd Gold Belt

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    Coach Mike over at BE wrote the definitive guide on this topic:

     
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    Well, he took care of DC pretty good.
     
  14. TdotK Purple Belt

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    Well, real fighting involves kicks, and punches. He'd be good enough to not be taken down at will, and straight up mounted or side mounted. MMA wrestling is a whole lot different with strikes, and Jones mastered it.
     
  15. Elysianwing Mr. Mojo Risin' Belt

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    Not back then he didn't.
     
  16. TdotK Purple Belt

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    Let's assume they'd all be at the same level in terms of fighting, and only have their physical attributes. I think Jones, even without formal MMA training, would still just beat their asses.
     
  17. nostradumbass Steel Belt

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    Certainly not Romero's level in this lifetime.
     
  18. Elysianwing Mr. Mojo Risin' Belt

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    Sure, so long as they don't take him down and pound his head into mush against the floor.
     
  19. Jermei Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Fighting has nothing to do with parenting and raising children. Jones is a failure as a father.
     
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    He had a very good chance of becoming an NCAA champion.

    He was a Juco national champion and that is better than most people realize. It is full of wrestlers that didn't have the grades.

    While in Juco he beat many Div 1 guys including Max Askren.

    Cormier was a Juco wrestler as well.

    http://lasvegassun.com/news/2011/mar/15/college-wrestling-career-helped-jon-jones/
     

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