Whether you love Jones or hate him, are you at least willing to admit

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  1. IceAndFire**

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    That he's an exciting fighter to watch? I can't think of a single boring fight that he's been in. He's easily one of the most exciting champs and MMA fighters in general. The vast majority of his fights are pure domination but he's also had wars (Gus) and a close encounter with a loss (Vitor). There's never really a dull moment in a Jon Jones fight unless you are a butt hurt fan of a fighter that he brutalized/is brutalizing.
     
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    I don't like him, but he's a great fighter and his fights are generally entertaining.
     
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    Agreed completely.
     
  5. surgeyou1

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    He isnt a balls to the wall fighter but his flashy techniques and overall well roundedness can be very entertaining at times
     
  6. D4C

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    Not anymore. I do not enjoy watching those dirty kicks and eye pokes. Plays somewhat safer nowadays, kind of acceptable for champion, though.

    Best LHW ever, easily.
     
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    Eyepokes are ok, as long as it's an accident.
    Jones has only done it by accident.
     
  8. MANIAC123

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    Plays safe, did you watch his last fight?
     
  9. Redhawks100

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    He's exciting for the most part.
     
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    Elmonstro1 Bones Nose

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    Very fun to watch, im a fan of his skill set, but what i seen from his personality not so much. I dont know the guy, so dont quote me.
     
  11. DetachedOrchid

    DetachedOrchid MAYANS M.C.

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    i don't think he's very exciting esp when he paws at and pokes people..his oblique kicks too.
     
  12. jmk1502

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    His fights are definitely entertaining; I liked him fine until the "70%" BS. He'll run circles around the slower, plodding Glover, and his first real loss will most likely come at the hands of Gus - the only other LHW who matches his size and athleticism.
     
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    I like watching him fight too. Really fun to see his particular skill set in action.
     
  14. Senzo Tanaka

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    I thought all of his fights have been anti-climatic for the most part. He's so good that he made every fight look easy. Of course I ended up watching the Gus fight but going in it almost felt like it wasn't worth watching because of how easily he was going to run through him. Thankfully that wasn't the case.

    He almost always finishes so that's a big plus and in the Gus fight he showed heart and determination. Hopefully now his fights are a bit more competitive.
     
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    I guess you fell asleep (like most people) during the Rashad fight. The very definition of boring.
     
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    Him saying he wasn't his best self at a fight is enough to make you not like him? lol Fickle.




    He is very exciting. This is why he's my favorite champ. He isn't there to point fight and he uses a variety of techniques. He also works to evolve as a fighter. All good traits. The issues many people have with him don't get to me to the same extent. If he is within the rules, he isn't being dirty, imo. Like, pushing off with his open palm; that is something that many many UFC fighters do and it is only because he has long arms that people are up in arms about it... The oblique kicks are not illegal, either. It's a valid technique. If it is deemed to dangerous (like the DREADED downward elbow!) it should be made illegal, but it has not been so I don't see it as "dirty" to employ it. I don't like the "God talk" but if that's what motivates him, I don't begrudge him his faith. I don't like it, but he's a fighter, not an intellectual so it's whatever.
     
  17. soohrednaB

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    I don't love or hate the guy, his fights are always entertaining, and he's already the greatest LHW of all time.
     
  18. riitzni

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    This, but it is annoying to have to defend him from that "Gus 1, 2, 3, 4" crowd. There's nuthuggery, and there's just plain blind hate.
     
  19. Kanster

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    He's not that exciting compared to guys like Fedor or Silva.
     
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