Jones already a legend
To cement GOAT status he needs to rematch and defeat Gus, after that there's not much else to prove at LHW (don't think beating Rumble would prove anything).. after that possibly dabble a bit in HW
Finally got around to watching the Bones/DC videos VVH posted.
Didn't eem know that DC threw his shoe at Bones during the shenanigans in Vegas.
Ole boy was like
Man that argument they got into when they didn't realize they were still being recorded still gets me.
"You think I'm just gonna let you kill me Jon? I mean really."
I can't wait for Saturday man.
"You know, Nick Diaz is back in the picture and I was thinking about maybe after he fights Anderson Silva getting that shot at him," Condit told Albuquerque's KRQE News. "Doing a rematch and kind of settling the score."
Condit defeated Diaz via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) at UFC 143 to become the welterweight division's interim champion, but more than a few onlookers had it scored closer than that.
Ahead of the Woodley fight, Condit said UFC President Dana White informed him that Diaz had been offered the rematch, but turned it down.
"Nick, for whatever reason, I'm sure he's got his reasons, didn't take the fight," Condit said in March. "But in the future I would be interested in the fight. I think rematches are always intriguing, especially when they're close like that one."
"I wouldn't necessarily say there's anything I like about him," Jones said. "I do respect that he's able to use his frame so successfully, being a short guy and thicker guy. When you look at him, his body type doesn't scream athlete. But he's been able to do some amazing things, both in the sport of wrestling and his MMA career."
"I think he can be somewhat of an inspiration for people who are built like him," Jones said. "It proves you can do great things. It's just the manner of your mindset and how you use your body."
Jon Jones can't dunk?
"I saw something the other day where Jon Jones said, Daniel Cormier's body doesn't look like an athlete," Cormier said. "Well, I can grab the rim of a basketball [hoop]. Jon Jones is 6-foot-4 and he can't dunk a basketball. So who's the athlete?"
For his part, Jones is willing to concede that he can't dunk. But he also says the question of whether one is an athlete can't be reduced to such simple terms.
"It's true, I've never been able to dunk a basketball," Jones said. "I've got no calves. Well, I mean, if we're going to take dunking a basketball and sum that up as being a better athlete, I'll give it to him, then. Last I checked, we didn't play on a court."
Jones figures Cormier is simply trying to engage in a little mental warfare.
"Cormier needs to do anything he can to build himself up," Jones said. "Right now, his mental game is important. So he's going to say a lot, he's a great talker, he's a commentator for a reason. Saying he's the better athlete, all right, who cares."
Saffedine is out with an injury in his fight with Matt Brown
Machida vs Rockhold
On Wednesday, Rockhold said the match is all but a done deal. While there's no official announcement as of yet, Rockhold strongly hinted in an interview with MMAFighting.com that we should expect the bout to be finalized sooner rather than later.
"There's a very good opportunity for that to happen real soon," said Rockhold. "I look forward to that happening really soon here. Keep your eyes peeled, I'm sure something will come up soon."
I've seen so many interviews with DC this week it's unreal how much media there is leading up to this fight
This was a good one with Ariel, I thought it was interesting when DC started talking about other fighters besides Jones, at LHW. DC started reflecting back on Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans, and the whole teammate vs. teammate thing. DC claimed that Gus asked DC if he could train at AKA and DC told him no. He knew they would eventually fight. Imagining Gus training with DC and Cain
DC said he's 11 pounds away from 205.. seems like his cut went pretty great and clean
Looks like all of AKA is in Vegas to support
Rashad was just insecure about the whole situation. Dana gave Jones a title shot because Evans got injured. Nobody forced Evans to feel betrayed by that. What, you expected Jones to decline the fight? This is why you don't train with a guy in your weight class if you aren't willing to fight him. DC told Gus they couldn't train, and DC moved to a different weight class to not fight Cain. That's how you handle it. Blaming Dana is silly
BTW great article on Jones
Fight could go either way, no way i could ever put money on this fight.
I like DC and hope he has a belt at some point, but i can't root for him against Bones.
****** pumped for this fight, just hoping it doesn't end up a fight where DC lays on Jones the entire fight kind of like Sonnen vs Silva
and Cerrone on the card, one of my favorite fighters
I think Jones has faced a number of very good wrestlers-- Evans, Bader and Sonnen, hell even Jake O'Brien. Am I taking much from those matches in his fight with DC? Not really
I will absolutely not discredit Jones' resume in any way. Rampage and Rua may have been on their way down but what about Evans, Machida, Vitor, Gus and Glover? I think Gus definitely pushed Jones to the absolute limit, but I scored Jones 3 rounds
Honestly, what stands out to me the most is the fact that DC trains every day with Cain. From all the stories over the years, it seems like DC has pretty much taken it to Cain.. I mean that's pretty impressive in my mind
Edit: Actually forgot DC fought Barnett 5 rounds. Damb. I guess you could say DC has never fought 5 rounds at his new weight..
I still don't have a feeling either way, don't think I will. Just hope for a great fight
let me guess. You either:
A) Love Chael Sonnen
B) ******* hate Anderson Silva and threw a party when he lost his belt