Couture praises Jones, laughs off Toney


Former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy Couture was impressed with Jon Jones’ quick win Sunday over Vladimir Matyushenko in the main event of UFC on Versus 2.

“Vladdy’s been a solid performer for a long, long time,” Couture explained on “The Daily Line” program on Versus. “He’s been in this sport for as long as I have, 13 years. He’s fought some of the best guys -- Tito Ortiz, to name a few. Jon showed well tonight.”

Despite Matyushenko’s experience, Jones forced a ref stoppage 1:52 into the first round. He caught Matyushenko in a crucifix and pounded his head with elbows.

The win is Jones’ fifth in the UFC. Couture has been watching him all along, including his bout against Stephan Bonnar.

“He did things in that fight where I went back to the gym and was like, ‘How the heck did he do that?’” Couture said.

Couture also praised Jones’ humble attitude. As for what the 23-year-old needs to do to become a champion, Couture said he just needs to keep doing what he’s doing.

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crazydave site profile image  

8/2/10 12:22 PM by crazydave

Jon Bones Jones is the love child of Jesus Christ and Halle Berry.True story.

LateStart site profile image  

8/2/10 12:16 PM by LateStart

He’s fought some of the best guys -- Tito Ortiz, to name a few. lol (not quite a few)

solidsnake site profile image  

8/2/10 11:10 AM by solidsnake

Crazy that his only loss was due to some illegal elbows on Hamill. He threw Hamill like a sack of potatoes.

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8/2/10 10:27 AM by ISuckMassiveSwock

Randy vs. Bones - next in-line for a title shot sounds pretty good.

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8/2/10 10:19 AM by Hong Kong Phooey


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8/2/10 9:56 AM by dentalninja

Jones = Best Eva

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8/2/10 9:51 AM by Retard

Bones Jones will run for president in 2020

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8/2/10 9:48 AM by MotorBoater85

 TTT for Bones Jones being a monster!

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8/2/10 9:42 AM by thirdleg