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Jon Jones: I am what Willis was talkin 'bout

Jugger2011-03-20 20:14:32 +0000 #1


"God I think you for what your doing in my life, I thank you for the Victory

Lord God I'm asking you for Strength and Wisdom so that I may do a good work in you. Amen #Champion2011"

-Twitter

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Jon Jones responded at the open workout: (via MMA Junkie)

"I'm not 'Snake' or Overeem. Where (Cyrille Diabate) was really good at striking, 'Snake' had zero physical strength. 'Snake' had zero wrestling, and 'Snake' had zero jiu-jitsu. So I'm not 'Snake.'"

"And when he says he's fought Overeem? Me and (Alistair) Overeem have similarities in being tall. I think I'm taller than Overeem. I know that my arms are longer. I think my strength could match to Overeem to where Overeem was in that point in his career. I look at myself as an Overeem with better wrestling, and better jiu-jitsu, and (a) more unpredictable style. (I'm) a lot different than both of those two."

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Jon Jones plays out Saturday night in his mind: (via UFC.com)

"I envision me going out there, fighting my fight, keeping my hands high, exchanging punches with him, taking kicks, and kicking him right back just as hard. I can see myself taking him down at will, even worse than I did Stephan Bonnar. I could see myself submitting him on the ground, I could see myself being way overwhelming and just way too much on top. I don’t think he’s ever fought someone who’s gonna throw leg kicks at him, and basically anything he can do, I feel that I can do better. I’m young, I’m hungry, and Shogun’s smart and a great fighter, but I just feel that there’s nothing he can do that I can’t. I can throw an overhand right, I can swing for the fences, and I can throw a leg kick just like he can throw a leg kick. There’s really nothing that he has that I don’t besides a black belt, and when it comes to that black belt, I want to show that hard work and dedication and just believing can overcome any type of black belt."


Jugger2011-03-20 20:26:41 +0000 #2
Via Countdown:

"I want to be an Anderson Silva with amazing wrestling, or a Georges St. Pierre with amazing striking"

Remember guys, Jon Jones is "a humble young man".
dhk19802011-03-20 20:27:53 +0000 #3
so when does juggs get banned?
Buckery2011-03-20 21:29:22 +0000 #4
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jugger

Via Countdown:

"I want to be an Anderson Silva with amazing wrestling, or a Georges St. Pierre with amazing striking"

Remember guys, Jon Jones is "a humble young man".

I never thought he was. I can see a little through Jon Jones to be honest. I'm sure one day he'll break down and show us a little of his darker side but for now it's all roses. I don't think he's humble, he comes off as cocky to me, always has. The video of the first guy he knocked out had a large aura of cockiness about it too. Showing off afterwards, etc.

I don't mind someone being arrogant though, it makes for a heated match very often
split decision2011-03-20 20:36:42 +0000 #5
Jones has definitely developed an edge over the past few months. His confidence in his abilities is obviously somewhere in the stratosphere, but he will probably be able to back it up.

That said, I hope he can keep his trash talk in check and not become a dick.
Ash2011-03-20 21:50:59 +0000 #6
1. Jones is easily the worst striker in the top ranked 15-or-so LHW's.

2. He's by no means as good of a striker as Overeem was when he was 23, and definitely not as good as Diabate is today.

3. He almost blew that Bonnar fight, and Bonnar isn't exactly a devastating finisher. He was also coming off double knee surgery and a 15-month layoff.

4. GSP already has amazing striking.

5. He's correct, he can do everything Shogun can do but better*

* except striking, jiu-jitsu, and cardio.

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