Originally Posted by IceCold48
i love jones but this is rediculously stupid. last time he faced a striker he took him down in two seconds and just elbowed the shit out of him. this fight is really significant for both and while likely lead to a title shot possibly immediately.
bader is a much better wrestler than jones imo because ive seen jones wrestle amateur style for a while. bader also isnt a bad striker either but jones totally has the edge there with that ginormous reach advantage.
all in all though i say jones takes it but it will be an awesome fight. it will probably the best and most exciting fght to watch of both of their careers. potential FOTY.
You dont like his personality? Honestly, Jones is one of the most humble UFC Employees ive ever seen. This is probably the only time ive ever seen him complain about anything and hes right, his past 3/4 fighters have been wrestlers. He said that he was ready to face a striker because he has been training allot in that area of his game. Yea, the Brandon Vera fight he just threw him on the ground and broke his face in, but vera has a good clinch game so he probably just wanted to see if he could do it. I also want to see him face a good striker, no i dont really consider Vera a good striker either.