take your best guess at the opening betting line of Jones vs these HWs

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  1. saugeye killah

    saugeye killah No need rope hold up pants.

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    Barnett
    Travis Browne
    Overeem
    Mitrione
    Nelson
    Hunt
    Brock
    Werdum
    JDS
    Miocic
    Cain

    Best/worst matchup for him?
     
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    Best - Nelson, Hunt (same as Nelson plus left hook)
    Worst - Cain, Werdum, Miocic
     
  3. Dirtey

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    Underdog: Cain and JDS, maybe Miocic as well.

    Favorite: The rest.
     
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    RafailNadull Brown Belt

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    Favorite against everyone other than Cain. And if Cain doesn't fight soon, favorite against Cain as well.
     
  5. Tsar

    Tsar Brown Belt

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    dana should set up a fight with roy just so he could watch roy get fucked up.
     
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    Werdum / Bones = -120
    JDS / Bones = +160
    Miocic / Bones = -110
    Cain / Bones = +180
     
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    Barnett +240
    Travis Browne +300
    Overeem +180
    Mitrione +450
    Nelson +280
    Hunt +220
    Brock -180
    Werdum +110
    JDS -130
    Miocic +190
    Cain -225

    You are welcome
     
  8. saugeye killah

    saugeye killah No need rope hold up pants.

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    Good job! Thanks.

    I would be particularly interested in his fights against some of the more entry level guys like Mitrione and maybe even Schaub.

    I think a couple of those fights could be wildly entertaining and unpredictable. A fight against someone like Nelson for example. In the first two minutes, that could be a little scary for a guy like Jones. See Nelson vs. Struve.
     
  9. gspfedkobe24

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    I agree they would all come in guns blazing but JJ will manage to beat em all imo even Cain idk anymore
     
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    edit: nvm misread it
     
  11. Dirtey

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    Jones would handpick opponents when/if he goes to HW. No way that he would take high risk and low reward fights like Nelson for example.

    I actually think him fighting Werdum makes perfect sense for example, I even see Jones winning this one and Werdum is the Interim Champion. A lot of the lower ranked guys are more dangerous for Jones imo. Think Anderson Silva vs Forrest Griffin type of fight, high ranked but a great stylistic matchup.
     
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    BrainCandy Purple Belt

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    People like this are why I'd make a fortune betting against Jones. Pretty much any good UFC heavy would wreck Jones.
     
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    He would be a favourite against everyone bar Cain. The best value for money would be against Brock. The size [Not the skill] would pose some problems for Jon & you could probably get some good numbers on the exotics i.e fight going to a decision etc.
     
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    What was Cormier ranked at HW? No.2? So there are only 2 good UFC heavyweights?
     
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    IloveTHIS Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    I would bet $500 that youve never made a single fucking dollar betting on MMA.
     
  16. VulcanNervPinch

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    Pretty good, actually. I wouldn't change much.

    Barnett +300
    Travis Browne +150
    As much as Browne may be overrated, his length could really give Jones trouble
    Overeem +200
    I'd take this bet - Overeem's size/strength combo is something Jones has never dealt with before
    Mitrione +400
    Nelson +500
    Hunt +250
    Brock -175
    Werdum +130
    JDS -180
    Miocic +160
    Cain -200

    Of course, photos of Jones on the scales and how he's carrying the extra weight would impact all of these tremendously.
     
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    agreed
     
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    I think he is a moderate favorite against all but Miocic, Dos Santos, Werdum and Cain. Remember that fighting a HW is totally different from fighting a HW that just got done cutting down to LHW. Midn you, I still think Jones is the favorite against most of those guys, but we don't know for sure yet how well he can take a full force punch from a HW who isn't trying to cut himself down. With guys with that size and power, a strike that even only partially lands can easily change the whole course of the fight. It really does make that puncher's chance way, way larger.
     
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    You realize that Werdum for example only was 232 against Hunt? If Jones holds back on his diet, and not cuts any weight it wouldnt surprise me if he was somewhere in the 225 range and still probably more ripped than Werdum. That is 7 pounds difference..
     
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    Cain -500
    JDS -350
    Werdum -200
    Browne -180
    Overeem -200
     

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