Rampage Feels Jon Jones Will Be The Next Anderson Silva

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By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

After giving UFC Light Heavyweight Champion all he could dish out at UFC 135 this past weekend and then losing in the fourth round, Quinton Jackson gave his thoughts on Jones, and why he feels the youngster will be the next Anderson Silva in the 205lb class:

“My game plan was to get up in his face, smell his breath, be all up on him; I didn't do nothing! I'm very disappointed in myself, trust me,” said Jackson. “I didn't do nothing compared to what I was training for.”

“One thing about Jon Jones is that, he don't really throw combos,” he said. “If he threw combos, he'd be real unstoppable. I was trying to capitalize on that, but for some reason, I didn't.”

“He's good at keeping range, keeping you from him. When I was getting close and trying to throw some haymakers, he was good at evading me. The kid's good, I'd be surprised to see who could beat him,” said Rampage. “I don't think nobody can beat him right now; he's going to be the next Anderson Silva in that weight class, I'm telling you. Because he's got great wrestling, his ground game is pretty good, and his stand up is pretty good.”

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