Originally Posted by Pasha K
Technically I have been way more impressed with Anderson than with Jones.
Jones is indeed very very good, but I have never seen Jones and said "Puffff, this guy is so freaking damn awesome!", and that is something I have thought about Anderson many times.
I agree. I think Jones can be on his way to become more accomplished than Anderson based on better quality of opposition in his division, his potential move to HW division, and his time left in the sport. Technically speaking, some of Anderson's skills is mind blowing, e.g., his head movement and dodging strikes in the Forrest fight.
Jones hasn't had that same impression (at least on me) and that's not a knock at him because it's extremely rare for some fighters to be at that level of technique. To me Jones is like GSP, he is really good at a lot of facets of the game, and combined with his physical assets, is able to use those tools extremely well. Although I must say that sometimes GSP's takedowns puts me at awe, because of his timing and transitions but his striking nor ground game (well aside from his transitions) has that same effect on me.