What Fighters have the best chance of beating GSP,Anderson and Jon Jones?

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  1. NYmmamafia

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    GSP, Anderson and Jon Jones have been the best and most dominent Champs over recent years not to mention that these three fighters are the three best MMA fighters in the world.
    So who if anyone has a shot to take one of these champs out in their own weight classes?

    Who is Worst stylistic matchup for these fighters fighting fighters in their own weight classes?


    GSP
    This is so hard to choose because I really dont see any great contenders that can match up with George.
    I would have like to mention Rory as a guy who might give GSP problems but we all know that fight is not going to happen.
    Outside of that only Hendrics and Ellenburger might be able to put up a fight but I wont bet on those guys winning.

    Anderson
    The only guy I can see that might match up well with Anderson in the MW division because of his style is Chris Weidman between his size, great wrestling and great BJJ and his length and reach. Chris Weidman will be the only fighter Anderson has ever fought with a longer reach then Anderson.

    Jon Jones
    I know Jones already beat Machida, but I dont see anyone else with the style to beat Jones.
    Machida is always a tricky fight for anyone. He beat Jones the first round of their last fight.
    Machida was doing well until I think he tried to take Jones down which ended with Jones getting a hold of that neck. I think If machida continued to counter punch like he did in the first round and throw Jones timing off the fight could have lasted longer and Machida is more then capeable of countering.

    The three Champs I listed are so dominate that I just wanted to get a feel of what all you guys think has the best chance of beating these guys based on matchups as we all know styles make fights.
     
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    Gunnar, Wiedman, and Cormier, respectively.
     
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    Best chance of beating GSP: Anderson
    Best chance of beating anderson: jones
    Best chance of beating jones: Anderson
     
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    it's as simple as that.
     
  5. NYmmamafia

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    Although I agree, I'm only talking about guys that are in GSP,Andersons and Jon Jones weight classes.
     
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    Its OT but I find this hard to understand, assuming the GSP/Jones fight could take place this seems like a far worse matchup for George to me, not only is the size difference greater but Jones also have far superior wrestling.
     
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    Best end of threa EVER!!!
     
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    Anderson has the best chance in beating both, Jones has the only chance in beating Anderson.
     
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    Jones-possibly Cormier at 205, Gus in a few years maybe, Mousassi if he ever gets serious about learning how to wrestle or at least defend it; no contenders really stand out tbh

    Silva-Weidman, though I wouldnt count out Sonnen or Hendo in a rematch

    GSP-Hendricks or possibly even Ellenberger; good enough wrestling to negate GSP's and possess ko power, however GSP's conditioning and ability to dictate tempo would probably win him a couple of UD's in those
     
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    Guys this thread is supposed to be about guys in Andersons, GSP and Jon Jones weight divisions that might pose a risk to these guys.
    Keep it within the weight divisions.
     
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    Im talking about fighters who have the best chance at WW to beat GSP, the best chance at MW for Anderson and the best matchup for Jones at 205. Im keeping GSP,Jones and Anderson in their own divisions and trying to see what most posters think would give these guys match-up problems fighting in their natural weight class.
     
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    Jones----Cormier or Gus
    Silva----Maybe Suga dropping down or an unknown
    GSP---An unknown
     
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    If were taking within their weight classes then heres my picks:
    GSP- I think the best choice here is hendricks. He has good wrestling and has been knocking people out which means hes always dangerous plus he beat some of the best already.

    Anderson- Im going to have to go with chris Weidman because I think hes the only one whose looked impressive enough to give Anderson a real fight. Should Bisping win his fight I just think its a terrible match up for him. Also I really wish Rashad would move down and fight Anderson that would be a great match up.

    Jonny Bones- Although he already beat him I would have to agree with what you already said in choosing Machida. I still think he is the second best in the division and I believe he has the best chance pretty much exactly the way you already explained. Also if Cormier goes to 205 that would be a great fight as well.
     
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    GSP gunnar
    anderson/weidman
    jones/gus
     
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    Basically
     
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    I honestly think Hendricks has the best chance of beating GSP. It has to be someone with huge power and solid TDD. Will Hendricks be able to keep it standing? Probably not, but he lands that big left and he's walking away the champion.

    No question Weidman has the best chance of beating Silva. It has to be a phenomenal wrestler. Belfort and Lombard would have the next best chance, but it's slim.

    As for Jones, the only guy I could see beating him is Machida. He took a round from him, and he's extremely hard to takedown, I think Jones will have an easier time with Gus, and he's already smoked everyone else.
     
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    GSP: Hendricks
    Anderson: Nobody
    Jones: Glover
     
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    GSP: St Pierre just seems to well rounded to lose to any current welterweights. The only way I see him losing is a lucky shot from someone with brutal power like Hendricks or Ellenburger. Maybe alves could beat him, but alves won't get his mind right to do it

    Anderson: Weidman, Hendo, Or sonnen. Gonna be someone with a great wrestling base and superb fight IQ to avoid getting caught

    Jones: Honestly I like hendo. Dan is better at the Greco Roman techniques that jones likes, and can turn his lights out at anytime.
     
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    GSP = Diaz might BJ him
    Silva = Lombard or Belfort (It's gonna take a KO to beat the master, sorry Weidman)
    Jones = Maybe Davis - Someone will have a Serra moment with him sooner or later, and it's gonna be a sub so I said Davis for that reason or he goes to HW
     
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    lol totally agree.
     

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