Who is Jon Jones' Best Win?

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  1. ArtemV Gold Belt

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    We all can acknowledge that Jones has regressed as a fighter. When many people believe that a fringe top 15 middleweight (Thiago Santos) beats you, and then Reyes almost beats you.. it is time to think that you're not what you used to be.

    I would say Gustafsson is his best win? - a lengthy striker who was in his prime - unlike the opponents from Jones' first dozen UFC fights (with the exception of Bader) - he countered him, did better than anybody had done prior to this fight (except Hammill who beat Jones' elbows up with his face).

    Jones has always been a poor striker with limited fundamentals and Gustafsson did well to exploit that. So, Jones had a sort of come-from-behind win.

    DC was tailor-made for Jones to beat, a bad striker (mainly who generally has bad boxing) with slow footwork. DC does always pose a wrestling threat, but Jones length negated it.

    But the majority of Jones' UFC wins have been against opponents with limited ability because LHW is weak, like HW is. Steroids could have always made his wins look more emphatic too...

    Thoughts? It has to be Gustafsson, right?
     
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    It's gotta be DC.
     
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    DC 1. It would have been Jones/DC 2 but he tested positive.

    DC is a much more accomplished fighter than Gus, and beat him head to head. Gus matched up better against Jones than DC, but I don't think style matchup factors up much into who's your best win.
     
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    DC may be the best win out of any win in modern MMA.
     
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    "Jones has always been a poor striker"

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    DC, Gus, and Machida
     
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    DC
    Shogun
    Machida


    In that order
     
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    DC, Machida and Rampage to an extent. Rampage showed up to that one in great shape, but Jon is way too much of a tactician for him.

    It's weird how good of a go Rashad gave him in retrospect.
     
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    Both Cormier wins.
     
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    Got his arm broken but still managed to finish him
     
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    Hes like the only dude to beat TRTor but Jon aint clean as a whistle either
     
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    DC x2, Gus x2, Machida, Shogun, TRT-tor, Rashad, Rampage, all great wins.

    Honestly TRT-tor might be the best win. He absolutely ran through everyone else he faced in that era.
     
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    Reyes IMO. Undefeated KO machine with huge frame.
     
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    Given the circumstances, Gus 1.
     
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    DC without a doubt.
     
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    Someone once broke it down like this:

    1) opponent with the best career - DC (or Shogun or Rampage)
    2) opponent with the most skill at the time of the fight - DC
    3) toughest match-up - Gus

    So it's DC (1st fight, as he was undefeated)
     

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