Originally Posted by Masscore
Here is my one issue with Jones. We were all saying the same thing about Vera a couple of years ago. A few years ago Vera was the future of MMA and was going to be the LHW and HW champion. We have all seen how that worked out when he fought tougher guys. The UFC is doing the right thing with him and slowing building him up in fights. My main issue is whats gonna happen when someone finally cracks him or puts pressure on him. Jones has breezed through everyone, how will he react when he is put in a bad situation.
I think in the end Jones may fall a little short. I think he has looked amazing against gatekeepers and lower teir fighters. But he is the LHW division, which is basically a shark tanked ruled by a great white shark called Shogun. I just do not see him being able to beat guys like Shogun, Machida, Evans, Rampage, Thiago, Franklin or Forrest. He might be able to beat Lil'Nog and Bader but even those aren't gimmes.
BTW, I would love to see Bader v. Jones no matter what the outcomes of their fights are.
Honestly, i feel like jones would toss forrest around like a rag doll. Forrest is just a brawler that throws alot of leg kicks in my opinion. His fighting is actually very similar to Bonnars minus the spinning back kick. I just see jones taking him down again and again and again.