Originally Posted by grambino
I think this is wildly inaccurate. Jones is utilizing his size and height to a maximum advantage right now. I don't see him being favored over any top 10 HW. Barnett, Werdum and Mir are BIG guys who I definitely feel could take him down. Jones is not an elite striker and wouldn't possess nearly the power he'd be getting hit with in return. I think he'd be KTFO if he traded with many of the big HW's. He hasn't grown into his frame yet.
Everybody always obsesses about strength.... What do the 2 best HW's in the UFC currently have that separates them... SPEED.(Cain and JDS, as AO is out)
I dont see anything that suggests that Barnett, Werdum, or Mir could take Jones down, or stop his takedowns. He is a serious wrestler. Just because they are stronger doesnt mean his wrestling skill will go out the window and they will take him down.
Also as far as his striking goes, he is WAY faster than those 3. Im not saying he would get an easy KTFO, but he would keep them at range and use his speed to hit them and barley get touched if it stayed standing.
Cain and Cormier would give him serious threats in the wrestling department, but he is also a lot taller and longer than both of them. It would be interesting to see.
Originally Posted by Masscore
Man all you guys are going to be really disappointed when Cormier is the UFC HW champion this time next year.
Another classic Masscore prediction...
You always get me.
He has good wrestling, but would have a hard time getting JDS down, much less even getting on the inside. His standup has improved, but would get lit up on the outside and finished.