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Jon Jones is considered by many to be the best pound-for-pound fighter on planet Earth. He recently defended his title for the fifth time, tying Tito Ortiz on the list of most successful title defenses in the Light Heavyweight division (5). His record shows one loss, but that came as a result of an illegal elbow thrown after he knocked his opponent out. Aside from that blemish on his record, he has dominated the Light Heavyweight division with absolute ease with an 18-1 record. During his latest fight against Chael Sonnen, he won with a first round knockout in a display of physical dominance. Here are the reasons why he is the best.
One of Jon Jones’ advantages as a fighter is his reach. He stands at 6’4” and has an 84.5-inch reach, which dwarfs the average reach of fighters in his weight class by (on average) 10 inches. This gives him a distinct striking advantage, as he can pick his opponents off without any real fear of getting into their range. When you combine his...
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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has inked another major sponsor in Gatorade. The young champion was the MMA first fighter to get a deal with Nike and is now has signed with the biggest sports drink company in the world. We will pass along any details regarding the deal as soon as we get them.
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Jon Jones is 6’4″ 205 pounds and Floyd Mayweather is 5’8″ 147 pounds, so the logistics of a boxing match wouldn’t work. It would be like Mayweather fighting in the heavyweight division.
From my experience boxers wouldn’t do well in MMA and MMA fighters wouldn’t do well in boxing. They are both fighting sports, but totally different when you really think about it....
As Robert Littal of Blacksportsonline pointed, the extreme size difference between Floyd Mayweather and Jon Jones would make it so a boxing bout between the two would make no sense. But, Jones apparently feels despite that, he would be competitive against Mayweather in the ring. Even though he is a MMA fighter and not a [...]
This falls around the average for UFC champion Jon Jones and if these numbers hold up it will be the second highest buy of the year, behind GSP vs Nick Diaz. Most people viewed this as a lopsided fight to begin with and when the fight actually happened these people were proven correct. That being said the fight still sold well and it can be contributed to numerous factors. ...
Early estimates for the UFC 159 Jones vs. Sonnen buyrate are in and whether it is a success or not depends on your criteria. The good news is that the pay per view was the second biggest of the year. The bad news is that it should have done more.
The super fight of all super fights needs to happen, I would have to take Jones by elbows to the skull.
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Jon Jones and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are among the best pound-for-pound fighters in their respective sports. Jones might be the best MMA fighter in the world — Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre could also make arguments for the top pound-for-pound spot. In boxing, the Klitschko brothers and Canelo Alvarez are top pound-for-pound fighters, but few would dispute the undefeated Mayweather...
It wasn’t until I recently rewatched Anderson Silva vs. Demian Maia that I realized Anderson has been asking for GSP for over three years now. Think about that. Anderson will probably end up fighting Jon Jones as well, for better or worse, but you have to hand it to him: he’s willing to fight. That’s why we all love Ando so much. Now, I’m not saying GSP or Bones don’t want...
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For those disgusted at the UFC's matchmaking decision to give Chael Sonnen a shot at Jon Jones's light heavyweight title, this news is going to be quite unwelcoming - UFC 158 put up some solid pay-per-view sales numbers. Dave Meltzer reports the event is the second-highest selling of 2013 for the company, with estimated sales in the...
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