Originally Posted by HillbillyDeluxe
I actually think I could see Glover being the one to get the nod and give Jon Jones some serious problems, but its much too premature to speculate before Glover gets another high profile matchup.
Teixeira vs Gustaffsson anyone? That would be a huge statement there, but most likely I see him getting matched up with Machida/Shogun/Thiago Silva next since Goose has Mousasi on his plate.
I think they need to keep Goose on a separate path in order to have fresh contenders for Jones. He really just fights and wins often enough that it makes things tough for the division and promotion IMO.
Assuming (and hoping) Evans goes to 185, the loser of Hendo/Machida would be my vote. A big step up but probably not a guarantee of being anything more than 1 away from the title if he won.
Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre
Jones doesn't like being hit and Glover is patient and tactful with his power strikes.
Jones will look to shoot for the takedown the moment he gets touched and Glover has sick TDD. Jones will get stuffed and be in range(possibly pressed against the cage), and will get touched up. Best case scenario, Jones come in for the takedown and Glover touches him, even if he GETS the takedown, Glover's BJJ is very competent and Jones' wrestling isn't overwhelming.
This fight is closer than alot of people think.
How's his bottom game?