It's been a while since I've graced these forums, but after Jones' dominating performance over one of the greatest fighters ever, I had to make an appearance.
I don't understand how some of you people were unable to buy Jones' stock. First Hamill was going to pulverize Jones.. wrong. Next, "the janitor" was supposed to mop up the floor with Jones... wrong. Then, Bader was going to be the first man to beat Jones... wrong. Oh yeah, and the hype train was supposed to be derailed on Saturday night, but once again.. wrong.
What was with all the doubt? Was it the fact that he's only been doing MMA for three years? Was it just that? His inexperience? Cause I know you guys couldn't be referring to his deadly striking, relentless ability to take down anyone at will, and freakish, never-before-seen athleticism in your clouds of doubt.
I don't understand how you didn't automatically start buying Jones' stock after the first time you saw him fight. There is no one on the LHW roster who can match his athleticism, reach and strikes. It's like watching a young Anderson Silva. He is a men amongst boys at LHW (even though he's the youngest champ in history). His athletic prowess is unparalleled.
Now, he did show some major flaws in his ground game. He left himself susceptible to a few submissions when he was on the ground--luckily, he was able to capitalize regardless. It's scary to think how much better he will be when he fights Rashad. He's going to correct his weaknesses and put on one of the most dominating performances we have ever seen when he fights Evans.
This kid is a moving train without a conductor and untied air brakes. He is unstoppable. Perennial champ, no doubt. Get used to not seeing the LHW belt shift around like it has been doing for the past couple years.