Stipe vs Jones is the most intriguing fight in mma

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Jpenwell14, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. It's highly unlikely that jones develops ko power or boxing ability just by cutting out a weight cut, but for the rest of his skills, particularly kicks, clinch work, chokes, gnp, 5 round cardio, you'd be hard pressed to name anyone in his league (t ferg comes to mind). As for stipe he's got the wrestling, power, boxing, and cardio to handle anyone heavyweight can throw at him.

    This is the only super fight that can surpass tony vs khabib right now. So I'd be interested to see what sherdog thinks will come of this matchup should they fight this year?
     
  2. Dog Gynecologist Reug Reug Fanboy

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    Jones by flying gogoplata 1st round
     
  3. Final Say So Icey Belt

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    I agree wholeheartedly
     
  4. Guys you'd be hard pressed to find someone with better chokes then Adcc Apsolute Champ Jon Jones
     
  5. Beherit Banned Banned

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    ngannou vs Jones is more intriguing :

    - Jones will still have a size advantage over stipe, he wont against Ngannou.

    - I can see Jones outwrestling Stipe from the clinch.

    - Jones is never outwrestling Ngannou, unless he tries to strike to hide his takedowns like stipe did.

    - The problems is that Jones' boxing is very bad compared to Ngannou.

    - Jones wont pressure ngannou against the cage, you can be sure about that 100 per cent, those oblick kicks barely worked on santos, and they sure won't work on Ngannou's legs which are 2 times the sized of santos ...

    - Jones get touched in every fight, one shot from ngannou and it is basically over for a LHW.

    - Styles make fight, and Ngannou's style is the only Jones has never faced, he didn't face rumble so we don't know he deals with real One shot power, and ngannou is a bigger, LONGER, stronger, more technical ( striking wise only ) version of rumble.
     
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  6. Not what I said. I was more talking about the combination of all his skills in one fighter
     
  7. theleerygoose Brown Belt

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    Of any possible fight, I agree this would be my pick.

    Love him or hate him, you can't argue that Jones isn't one of the all time greats. It's literally, the GOAT LHW vs the UFC GOAT HW. What's not to love?
     
  8. You think jones would beat stipe? Ngannou is a great fighter though
     
  9. Alright
     
  10. Many people would argue stipe is hw goat already also
     
  11. TeenageMutantLesnarTurtle Black Belt

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    I think Jones would win and it would be more one sided than most expected.
     
  12. Beherit Banned Banned

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    Yes, Jones fight very long, stipe don't do great against long fighters. I don't see how Stipe will enter the pocket. I predict a 25 minutes boring decision win for Jones.
     
  13. theleerygoose Brown Belt

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    I don't necessarily disagree, but it's universally accepted he's the UFC HW Goat. All time HW GOAT is more debatable.
     
  14. Ying Li Yo mama

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    I agree with OP
     
  15. Koro_11 Gold Belt

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    <mma4>

    But Jonesy don’t want none of that firefighter smoke.
     
  16. BenRichards Brown Belt

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    If he (stipe) wants a new opponent then let it be jones. Oh that'd be magnificent if he were to beat jones while simultaneously denying DC the rematch.
     
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    Why do you guys hate Stipe?
    Would you really like to see the man permanently blind?

    Seriously though, minus the eye pokes I got Stipe. Jones has pillows for fists, steroids or not.
     
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    So basically, you think Jones/Ngannou is intriguing because you believe Ngannou is better everywhere. Regardless of whether it's true or not, that's normally a reason for people saying a fight ISN'T intriguing (and presumably the reason, in the opposite direction, you don't think Jones has intriguing fights at LHW).
     
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    most of the heavies would destroy non juiced jones
     
  20. Adamant Adamantium Belt Yellow Card

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    mmmmm.... I'm still more excited for Khabib vs Tony.
     

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