Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/25/14
Jon Jones wants to make a point. He has just been talking about his finishing instincts, about how he can sense the weakness in a defensive shell, how the feeling of his opponent wilting under pressure instinctively causes him to turn up the aggression, and the conversation triggers something else entirely. This is how it works with Jones in fighting; everything is chained together, though sometimes linked in unexpected ways. This is how it is now with his mind, too, as his own words take him someplace unexpected. This talk of finishing cannot help but set off some thoughts that have been percolating in his mind. Jones is an inveterate film-watcher. As he prepares his body, he does the same with his mind, studying and searching patterns that can be exploited during competition. For the last few weeks, his subject of study has been his UFC 165 opponent, Alexander Gustafsson. The tall Swede is statistically similar to Jones in many categories, from height to reach to most surprising...
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