Anderson Silva coach: Key to beating Jon Jones hasn't been seen

source: sherdog

Anderson Silva trains at Blackhouse in the USA, and at X-Gym in Brazil under Josuel Distak. In addition to the UFC Middleweight champion, Distak trains rising UFC welterweight Erick Silva, former Strikeforce champions Rafael Cavalcante and Ronaldo Souza, among other notables.

In an interview with Sherdog, Distak looked past the superfight with GSP that Silva is pusuing, and discussed a superfight that is even bigger in every way - Anderson Silva vs. UFC Lightheavyweight champion Jon Jones.

To Distak, the strategy to beat Jon Jones is unknown, because no one has put the former JUCO national champion on his back.

"Actually, we have not seen Jon Jones on his back,” said Distak. “Vitor [Belfort] got his arm; he had the opportunity. Actually Jones is unpredictable. To me the strategy to do a fight with him would involve finding out how he fights on his back."

The question then is of course a straight forward one - can Anderson Silva put Jon Jones on his back?

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notsobigmike site profile image  

11/27/12 3:05 PM by notsobigmike

Yeah, but could Anderson keep him there?Even if Anderson dropped him with a punch, unless he was already on the way out, I see Jones getting up off the mat or reversing with relative ease.

Lazer MMA site profile image  

11/27/12 11:04 AM by Lazer MMA

The "Key to beating Jones":Starts with having the balls to call him out and not the smaller guy (WW) coming of an major injury and not having fought a round at the time. It involves FIRSTLY wanting to fight the best and not the "smaller (guy) and easier (fight)".Of course you'd have to maybe give up that GREAT friendship though (LMFAO).

UGSlapshot site profile image  

11/27/12 9:56 AM by UGSlapshot

Yeah that's true but we are not talking about MMA in general, we are talking about two specific fighters and Silva might put Jones on his back but IMO the only way he does is by a knockdown or knockout.

stonepony site profile image  

11/27/12 8:20 AM by stonepony

Yeah, it's nonsense... If Anderson had ANY intention of pursuing that kind of a strategy, he wouldn't be announcing it. It would be a double-leg out of nowhere that shocks everybody, including JJ. It's the only way he takes JJ down. It has to be a complete surprise.

KingD87 site profile image  

11/27/12 7:27 AM by KingD87

Highly doubt Jones would be worried about Anderson's takedowns.

BoilerBrawnByBeatdown site profile image  

11/27/12 6:25 AM by BoilerBrawnByBeatdown

if Jones stands with Anderson, he's getting matrix'd.

Nucky site profile image  

11/27/12 6:18 AM by Nucky

Because Lyoto, Vera, Shogun, and Rampage are good strikers but that 84.5 inch reach will give  you problems when he's swinging baseball bat elbows and teeping your kneecap from across the octagon.     People discredit JBJ's standup because he isn't KOing people left and right but winklejohn has showed him how to use that ridiclous long reach really well.

burner22 site profile image  

11/27/12 5:02 AM by burner22

Cormier or Cain are the only two guys who have a chance of taking him down. Hendo hardly wrestles anymore and sonnen doesn't have the striking to set it up. But really, after the belfort fight I'm sure jones has hammering his jitz game. And given his history of rapid improvements I think it's gonna be hard to sub him from here out

DanTheWolfman site profile image  

11/27/12 4:23 AM by DanTheWolfman

Has no one ever heard of Cut Kicks, sweeps, or kick catches? There are numerous ways to put someone on their back other than wrestling takedowns.......