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I'm talking the elite or developed Jones that Rashad made the distance with, not the green Jones who went to decision in his first 2 UFC bouts including the Bonnar fight which was his 2nd UFC fight. I would also consider his run from Bader onwards as arguably the best quality streak in MMA history as he has faced only top caliber opposition since then. I heard someone say on here that Rashad was the last legit LHW he beat when Rashad and Machida are actually about the same size as Chael and Vitor.

Anyhow, both Rampage and Vitor went 4 rounds with Jones. Only Rashad has been able to make it out to the distance. Was this a stylistic thing or that they both knew each other too well? Vitor of course is the only one to put Jones in any sort of real trouble, nearly getting the tap. Machida though winning R1, was hardly a dominant round, it just seemed so because no one had taken a round from Jones until then iirc. Rashad isnt the best of the bunch but still made the distance.

Why?

Chael
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5/1/13 5:58 PM
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seems like they knew each other really well so it was hard for them to get off. I dunno, maybe just a style thing.
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Because Rashad is a top tier Light Heavy Weight.
5/1/13 6:02 PM
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Jones didn't go to decision in his first two UFC fights. He only went to decisions against Bonnar who is tough as nails and Hashad who everyone pretty much agrees is or at least was at the time a top tier LHW.

Credit to Rashad for absorbing all the bows he did. I thought he had a weak chin going into that fight but those elbows Hashad took were brutal! Changed my mind as to how tough he actually is, way tougher than I gave him credit for. Phone Post
5/1/13 6:04 PM
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A little bit of column A and a little bit of column B.
5/1/13 6:06 PM
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wanted to say bonnar,

have nothing else to add.

5/1/13 6:07 PM
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Bloody Pregnancy Fluids - Because Rashad is a top tier Light Heavy Weight.
And tough as nails. He took some big shots/elbows. Phone Post 3.0
5/1/13 6:08 PM
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Because Rashad trained like never before for Jones. Grudge match.

Props for him for surviving Jones.

More importantly, they knew each other really well.
5/1/13 6:12 PM
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lefthooktoface - Because Rashad was fighting only to survive to a decision, and never went for it .

Rashad is even boring and unimpressive when he wins .


Say what you want about Shogun and Machida. They were much smaller then Jones is and still fucking went FOR IT versus Jones

Shogun was coming off his 3rd major surgery, plus was being forced to fight to on short notice. Shogun was at his utmost WORST and still attempted to go for the win, even managing to take Jones at his best 3 rounds

Shogun is a warrrior.
Lol that warrior ended up tapping to Jones punishment Thaiguy Phone Post 3.0
5/1/13 6:16 PM
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People give him shit about the Machida KO which was brutal for sure.


However up to that point he had been in a ton of tough fights and never rocked once (and he won TUF as a heavyweight taking shots from brad imes and shit)


He has since been rocked a few times by rampage and tiago silva, but those are two of the hardest hitters at LHW.


Rashad has a good chin still, Machida def took it down a peg from where it was, but its still pretty good.
5/1/13 6:18 PM
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5/1/13 6:19 PM
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Jones has beaten most guys when there on there backs ie rampage,vitor,chael, bader vladdy chocked machida out but did he take Evans down ?? Maybe that's why he not finish him !! Phone Post
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tefoak -  Jones didn't go to decision in his first two UFC fights. He only went to decisions against Bonnar who is tough as nails and Hashad who everyone pretty much agrees is or at least was at the time a top tier LHW.

Credit to Rashad for absorbing all the bows he did. I thought he had a weak chin going into that fight but those elbows Hashad took were brutal! Changed my mind as to how tough he actually is, way tougher than I gave him credit for. Phone Post

Andre Gusmao disagrees.

5/1/13 6:21 PM
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Fucking Thaiguy. Somebody ban that fucker's IP. 

LOL, mods will ignore this shit in favor of 'votedowns'.

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lefthooktoface - Because Rashad was fighting only to survive to a decision, and never went for it .

Rashad is even boring and unimpressive when he wins .


Say what you want about Shogun and Machida. They were much smaller then Jones is and still fucking went FOR IT versus Jones

Shogun was coming off his 3rd major surgery, plus was being forced to fight to on short notice. Shogun was at his utmost WORST and still attempted to go for the win, even managing to take Jones at his best 3 rounds

Shogun is a warrrior.

This post got lefthooktoface froze from vote downs

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Fucking Thaiguy. Somebody ban that fucker's IP. 

LOL, mods will ignore this shit in favor of 'votedowns'.


Check your fucking PM's Abel

5/1/13 6:37 PM
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Fucking Thaiguy. Somebody ban that fucker's IP. 

LOL, mods will ignore this shit in favor of 'votedowns'.


Check your fucking PM's Abel


Really fuckface?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(that's a joke, pleasedontbanme)

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lol Abe.... Cant post private messages.. 

5/1/13 6:38 PM
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tefoak -  Jones didn't go to decision in his first two UFC fights. He only went to decisions against Bonnar who is tough as nails and Hashad who everyone pretty much agrees is or at least was at the time a top tier LHW.

Credit to Rashad for absorbing all the bows he did. I thought he had a weak chin going into that fight but those elbows Hashad took were brutal! Changed my mind as to how tough he actually is, way tougher than I gave him credit for. Phone Post

Gusmao?
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Sorry. Let's just say Thiaguy wasn't pleased with me.

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ABE FROMAN - 

Fucking Thaiguy. Somebody ban that fucker's IP. 

LOL, mods will ignore this shit in favor of 'votedowns'.


Check your fucking PM's Abel


Really fuckface?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(that's a joke, pleasedontbanme)


Serious ill do that =)

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Did Thiaguy just get banned?

And it was because Rashad was cautious and Jones was content to just pick him apart from the outside and not put himself at risk. If he came out and went for takedowns immediately it probably would have been like his Chael fight, same with when he fought Rampage.

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Did Thiaguy just get banned?

 


His post diappeared from this thread....all sign point to yes.

 

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lol Abe.... Cant post private messages.. 


That's interesting news. I thought that you could do that here. Noted.

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