Will Jon Jones use clinch-fighting against Gus?

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  1. europe1

    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    In his last two fights, we've seen Jones rely on clinch-fighting a lot. He's been very sucessful at it. Does anyone think that this may be a strategy he has prepeared for Gus?

    Jones had a very hard time with Gus. He might not want to risk going into the fight with the same strategy. Heavy clinch-fighting could be his way to defeat Alexander. Gus isn't known for his clinch work. Jones definitively has the advantage there unlike in the boxing range. On the flip-side, Alexander is very hard to nail down, since his fighting-style relies on a lot of movement and range, so getting into the clinch could be troublesome.

    So, does anyone think that Jones focuses so much on clinch-work in order to be able to beat Gustafsson?
     
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    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Well? How do you guys think Gus will be able to respond to such a strategy?
     
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    Gus has to beat Rumble first
     
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    He tried the first fight. Its not like he never tried to clinch at all. Gus movement really stifled it.
     
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    Jones was constantly trying to clinch with Gus in their fight, but every time he got near Gus immediatly broke away.
     
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    Jons ego is probably at an all time high after the DC fight, so I suspect he'll try to kickbox with Alexander and resort to the clinch if necessary.
     
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    Here's something really important to understand about the first fight: Gus controlled when the two made contact throughout.

    It's not that Jones wanted to strike with Gus - he was forced to because he couldn't find an answer to Gus' movement or his ability to break off any attempts to clinch.
     

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