Dangit... If DC can't keep his hands off the fried chicken before a title fight than nothing can help him.
Overall, DC is a monster who's been an amazing lineup of guys. However, not one of them would be fighters who I think excel at managing distance or footwork. While Jones' footwork isn't great, his manipulation of distance + reach is a truly unique challenge. Will be interesting to see Cormier's strategy on fight night.
this makes 178 a lot better for me. If DC can dominate Jones, drop to 185, travel back in time, he will never lose
i can see the excuses already - he took the fight on short notice, he had a hurt knee, he had a 12' reach disadvantage, [inset any more excuses here] when Jones dominates DC. Gunna be fun to see, then people will jump back on the - But he 'lost' to Goose the first time train again.
When this happens to Jones I'm gonna be blown away.
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I personally wish he would of waited got the surgery and came back healthy and prepared before taking the on the challenge, just like Gus did by pulling out of the fight until he is healed and ready to go. No shame in not waiting tho, I'm expecting a damn good fight with or without him 100%.
There is no jumping back on the "train" again, some of us stick by our fighters no matter what. Bandwagons are for bitches, so shove that shit up your ass
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But you are 100% correct in what you say about the problems DC faces against Jones. All of the above could legitimately be described as 'ponderous', and DC had a significant speed advantage against them. He won't have that against Jones. None of them possess effective jabs, and of the three only Silva really throws effective kicks. But I wouldn't put his kicks in the same class as Jones. Overall, DC would have had a much easier time getting inside their reaches than he will against Jones.
On the flip side DC has great takedowns, which may discourage Jones from throwing kicks. Or he may take a leaf out of Gus's book and eat the leg kick in order to throw an overhand right to clinch/double leg. Jones bully's most of his opponents in the clinch but I doubt he'll enjoy the same freedom against DC. Of everyone Jones has faced DC has the best wrestleboxing game, and will absolutely be comfortable with the size disadvantage.
Having said that, 5" height and 11" reach (nearly a goddamned foot and a half length advantage) AND a speed advantage is a gargantuan mountain to climb, for any fighter. If DC can pull this off I will be incredibly impressed.
Look for Johnny pokes to target the injured knee with oblique kicks and og course his trademark pokes.
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