Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre
Gollygosh on this one, I guess Joe Silva would prefer not feeding Franklin, Couture or Forrest to Bones afterall.....
Ummmm, this has the Hamill fight without the 12 to 6 elbowstrikes written all over it. Not to shit on Bader too much here, but he's seriously nowhere near ready for this level of competition and Bones is a virtual human wreckingball at this juncture with perimeter level challengers. Bader's got power and sheer wrestling prowess, but his gastank will be pushed to the limit here and Jones is sooooo smooth in his entire game, that I see this being a complete game shutout for Jones.
I don't like seeing either hotshot prospect lose here and see it akin to that Carwin/Cain fight that was supposed to happen last Nov. Bader squeeked by a tenative Lil Nog and nearly got teed off on, Bones will as said above MDK him.
I got to agree I hate seeing the loss of a prospect, but if this is the fight the UFC wants then I think Jones is going to take this.
Now don't get me wrong I'm a big fan of both guys, but I just think that Bones' is going to be too much for Bader. His wrestling is on par if not better than Bader's (in terms of effective MMA wrestling) and I think it will keep him out of trouble for the most part. I think Bader's best shot is to land a HUGE power shot on Jones and hope for the KO. That being said I still think Jones will takes this by (t)KO of his own.