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**UFC/MMA Thread**

Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
Originally posted by SF69ers:
Anderson Silva says he would fight Bones Jones under the right circumstances. s**t, they better figure it out soon cuz he's not getting any younger.

Honestly? Silva would whoop that ass.

I'd love to see that happen. I like watching Bones but he needs to be humbled.
"I respect [Silva] a lot," Jones said to Brazilian outlet Correio Braziliense. "As I said several times, I do not want to be the guy who beat Anderson, and do not want to be the guy who lost to him. Anderson is a great champion, I'm a great champion. We both..." At that point Jones trailed off, before picking back up. "I don't know. I don't know.

"I'm not saying that the fight will not happen. It can happen. But it's not something I'm chasing.

"I don't believe that I need to fight with Anderson to be the best in the world," Jones concluded.


http://www.mmafighting.com/2012/10/29/3564782/morning-report-ufc-jon-jones-vs-anderson-silva-superfight-can-happen-dana-white-tuf-16
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
"I respect [Silva] a lot," Jones said to Brazilian outlet Correio Braziliense. "As I said several times, I do not want to be the guy who beat Anderson, and do not want to be the guy who lost to him. Anderson is a great champion, I'm a great champion. We both..." At that point Jones trailed off, before picking back up. "I don't know. I don't know.

"I'm not saying that the fight will not happen. It can happen. But it's not something I'm chasing.

"I don't believe that I need to fight with Anderson to be the best in the world," Jones concluded.


http://www.mmafighting.com/2012/10/29/3564782/morning-report-ufc-jon-jones-vs-anderson-silva-superfight-can-happen-dana-white-tuf-16

Anderson is the best in the world and until he retires or someone steps up and beats him he always will be the best. Jon Jones is starting to really annoy me with his smug attitude of late. I have alway thought he has the potential to be the greatest MMA fighter ever but with his attitude of late I am starting to wonder if his head is in the game anymore.
Jon Jones would take Anderson Silva down and hurt him real bad. Of course Silva's chances would be much greater if he could avoid the takedown, but you guys really think he could stop Jones when we've already seen smaller Hendo and Sonnen put him on his back before?
is this still a sport? When's the next event?
Originally posted by SFBlue:
Jon Jones would take Anderson Silva down and hurt him real bad. Of course Silva's chances would be much greater if he could avoid the takedown, but you guys really think he could stop Jones when we've already seen smaller Hendo and Sonnen put him on his back before?

Don't understimate Silva's strength, especially at 205. He's more comfortable at LHW than you may think considering he walks around at 220. And if I remember right he rag dolled Bonnar pretty good in their last fight. And Hendo and Sonnen have Olympic caliber wrestling. Jones goes up to the JUCO level.
Originally posted by fortyninerglory:
Originally posted by SFBlue:
Jon Jones would take Anderson Silva down and hurt him real bad. Of course Silva's chances would be much greater if he could avoid the takedown, but you guys really think he could stop Jones when we've already seen smaller Hendo and Sonnen put him on his back before?

Don't understimate Silva's strength, especially at 205. He's more comfortable at LHW than you may think considering he walks around at 220. And if I remember right he rag dolled Bonnar pretty good in their last fight. And Hendo and Sonnen have Olympic caliber wrestling. Jones goes up to the JUCO level.

the issue is going to be getting past that rangy knee kick, which he has the footwork to do.
Originally posted by fortyninerglory:
Don't understimate Silva's strength, especially at 205. He's more comfortable at LHW than you may think considering he walks around at 220. And if I remember right he rag dolled Bonnar pretty good in their last fight. And Hendo and Sonnen have Olympic caliber wrestling. Jones goes up to the JUCO level.


No doubt Silva is strong enough to fight regularly at 205. The problem is Jones is more than likely strong enough to fight at heavyweight. Jones has ragdolled not only Bonnar, but a lot of former champs at 205 as well. As impressive as Silva's career has been, nobody has had more of an impressive run to the top as Jones in my opinion. He can of course be knocked out, and Silva may have the greatest chance of doing it, but I don't think Jones would have to stand and strike too much anyway.
Originally posted by SFBlue:
Jon Jones would take Anderson Silva down and hurt him real bad. Of course Silva's chances would be much greater if he could avoid the takedown, but you guys really think he could stop Jones when we've already seen smaller Hendo and Sonnen put him on his back before?

I agree on Jones being able to take Silva down and GNP. The thing with Jones is that he has an abundance of tricks in the takedown department. He doesn't usually go for the double leg or single leg in his fights. He's more of a greco-roman wrestler that likes to be close in the clinch to take someone down.
Yikes, looks like Stephen Bonner, who announced his retirement from MMA this week, tested positive for a drug test from UFC 153.
Originally posted by SF69ers:
Yikes, looks like Stephen Bonner, who announced his retirement from MMA this week, tested positive for a drug test from UFC 153.

If I was told I had to fight Spider Silva, I'd be 'roided out of my mind and on PCP.
Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
Originally posted by SF69ers:
Yikes, looks like Stephen Bonner, who announced his retirement from MMA this week, tested positive for a drug test from UFC 153.

If I was told I had to fight Spider Silva, I'd be 'roided out of my mind and on PCP.

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Originally posted by SF69ers:
I agree on Jones being able to take Silva down and GNP. The thing with Jones is that he has an abundance of tricks in the takedown department. He doesn't usually go for the double leg or single leg in his fights. He's more of a greco-roman wrestler that likes to be close in the clinch to take someone down.


Exactly. Guys get picked apart from a far due to his long range, they fight like hell taking abuse to get inside and then when they finally do get close enough to do anything they have to deal with his great clinch game. The way he tosses around these other LHW's is something else. If Jones were to stay at LHW, I think he eventually would be known as the undisputed P4P king. That being said, it will be interesting to see if he has the same kind of success at HW.

Also I'd like to note that I wouldn't rule out a Spider KO victory... that would be foolish. I'd just give the edge to Jones.
To those of you that follow kickboxing/muay thai/K1, Tyrone Spong has made his transition to MMA and had his debut in the World Series of Fighting on Friday. He showed, what we all expected, very good standup. He threw unbelievable kicks in all three levels and threw devastating body shots. Although he fought a scrub, still a pretty good debut. He's training with the Blackzillians with good friend Overeem. Spong could be a monster in the 205 lb division.


On the same card, Anthony "Rumble" Johnson dominated yet another fight at the 205 lb division. He's looked almost unstoppable since the move up in weight that EVERYONE has been clamoring for. He's 4-0 since being cut from the UFC.

Seems to fight wild and keeps his hands too low. He'd have huge trouble against guys like Machida and Shogun. Good to see Rumble doing well. I still wonder if he's going to have issues making weight at 205 too :)