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Re: UFC/PRIDE (Possible Spoilers)

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:26 pm

Jones is better than Silva. Watching him last night I'd be tempted to argue that he's better than Silva ever was.
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Re: UFC/PRIDE (Possible Spoilers)

Postby Inukchuk » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:01 pm

Jones made it look sooo easy, too. I can't see anyone in 205 even making it a close fight. I'd love to see him ground and pound Silva at a 190 lb catchweight bout.
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Re: UFC/PRIDE (Possible Spoilers)

Postby Metroid » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:02 pm

WTF is this? Is this common? I'm confused. :-S

http://sports.espn.go.com/extra/mma/new ... id=6239524
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Re: UFC/PRIDE (Possible Spoilers)

Postby Inukchuk » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:42 am

Metroid wrote:WTF is this? Is this common? I'm confused. :-S

http://sports.espn.go.com/extra/mma/new ... id=6239524


I've never heard of it, but it sounds like it could be pretty standard procedure just to make sure guys aren't fighting with improper time to heal.
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Re: UFC/PRIDE (Possible Spoilers)

Postby AquaMan2342 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:25 am

Metroid wrote:WTF is this? Is this common? I'm confused. :-S

http://sports.espn.go.com/extra/mma/new ... id=6239524


ESPN just reaching for clicks there. It is definitely a medical suspension and nothing more to keep fighters healthy.
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Re: UFC/PRIDE (Possible Spoilers)

Postby Metroid » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:34 am

Yeah that's what I figured is was fellas, thanks. You'd think they would have mentioned that in the "article." But like you said though Aqua, ESPN is obviously reaching for clicks.
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Re: UFC/PRIDE (Possible Spoilers)

Postby kimchi_chigae » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:18 pm

Inukchuk wrote:Jones made it look sooo easy, too. I can't see anyone in 205 even making it a close fight. I'd love to see him ground and pound Silva at a 190 lb catchweight bout.


The LHW division is deep. No one seems to be able to keep their title for too long there. Rampage won it an only defended it once. Rashad Evans was undefeated until his first title defense. Machida was supposed be the champ for a long time and now he can't win a fight.

Jones is great, but so was Evans and Machida. I do hope he beats Evans though.
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Re: UFC/PRIDE (Possible Spoilers)

Postby Inukchuk » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:46 pm

kimchi_chigae wrote:
Inukchuk wrote:Jones made it look sooo easy, too. I can't see anyone in 205 even making it a close fight. I'd love to see him ground and pound Silva at a 190 lb catchweight bout.


The LHW division is deep. No one seems to be able to keep their title for too long there. Rampage won it an only defended it once. Rashad Evans was undefeated until his first title defense. Machida was supposed be the champ for a long time and now he can't win a fight.

Jones is great, but so was Evans and Machida. I do hope he beats Evans though.


True. I remember hearing about how Lyoto was such an unsolvable puzzle. 2 Rua fights later, and he's an also ran.

I know it's not this simple, but Jones destroyed Rua, who soundly beat Machida, who embarrassed Rashad, who beat Rampage, etc. I can see Jones holding the belt for awhile. One guy who I think could be an intriguing challenger some time down the road though is a guy fighting Saturday night: Phil Davis. I'm looking forward to seeing how he handles little Nog...
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Re: UFC/PRIDE (Possible Spoilers)

Postby bigken117 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:03 am

Jones will be to 205 what Silva is to the 185 division.
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Re: UFC/PRIDE (Possible Spoilers)

Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:53 am

bigken117 wrote:Jones will be to 205 what Silva is to the 185 division.


I like Jones as much as the next guy but he has 8 total matches in the UFC. Silva has won 14 in a row, all against big names, defending his championship 8 straight times. He hasn't been beaten in over 6 years. That's pretty much unheard of.

If Jones makes it past Rashad, there is still Machida, Thiago Silva, Rampage and young studs like Phil Davis. There is nobody left for Silva to prove himself against.

Jones has made the LH division exciting and he is everyone's favourite but what makes him so exciting is that he still has some tests out there, it's so easy for Silva that it's gotten boring and he's now underrated because of it. When we start talking about Jones taking on Velasquez or Brock then we can compare him to Silva.
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