Originally posted on MMA Manifesto  |  Last updated 9/17/12




Jon Jones

Vitals

6'4" 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight)
84.5" reach, Orthodox
July 19, 1987

Record

16-1 (UFC: 10-1)

Current Streak

7 straight wins

Training

National JUCO wrestling champion

Championships Held

USKBA Light Heavyweight Champion: 2008 (no title defenses)
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion: 2011-present (three successful title defenses)


Strengths

- considered the best athlete in the history of the sport
- incredibly long limbs
- complete and diverse striker - punches, elbows, knees, kicks
- extremely good MMA wrestler
- very unorthodox in his techniques - keeps opponents guessing
- impeneratrable takedown defense - has never been taken down
- very good at tripping/throwing opponents to the mat
- comfortable fighting orthodox or lefty
- deadly in ground and pound
- dangerous in the clinch as well
- very good with submissions
- very well coached
- still yet to reach his prime
- finishes fights
- among the most dangerous elbows in the game
- one of the best strike differentials (strikes landed minus strikes absorbed) in UFC history
- very experienced - has beaten some of the best fighters in the sport's history
- very good at passing guard on the ground
- has never been in danger in a fight
- has never been rocked/dazed by an opponent's strike


Weaknesses

- hasn't exhibited knockout power
- not very accurate landing strikes - barely above 50%
- danger of getting complacent/bored due to lack of competition
- interest in "building his brand" might make him take his eye off of the ball


Synopsis

At this point in time, no one can beat Jon Jones but himself.  If he stays focused and doesn't get overconfident or let outside interests/commitments distract him, he should rule the sport for years to come.



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