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What do you guys think about this? Check link out and discuss. I don't think it will ever be as good.....

 

http://www.mmamania.com/2012/10/23/3545428/jon-jones-anderson-silva-striking-knockout-ufc

 

There is no chance it might look as good to the human eye, but it's the little things Anderson does that make him head and shoulders above everyone else.

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I don't think there will ever be a unique striker like Silva. It's just the way he moves, no one will every be quite like him.

 

In terms of increasing skill, power, technique, Jones can only get better. He is young and in 5 years, who knows how good he will be. If he continues to get better each year and with each fight, he may end up being almost as good as Silva at knocking guys out. But they are 2 different types of strikers, so it's hard to properly compare them this way.

 

If he just keeps getting better, who is going to stop him in the LHW division unless some amazing fighter gets into the UFC that's like him?

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Winks can say what he wants, but the fact is Jon is terrified of being in the pocket with legit strikers and relies on his length to keep him safe. Arms stretched out with fingers to the face and side kicks to the knees of smaller opponents isn't indicative of great, technical striking; he's just taking advantage of his physical superiority and squeezing every ounce of juice out of that one unique gift.

 

He also needs to wear his opponents down before he engages with them in the standup, which is why he was so desperate to clinch and get it to the ground with guys like Rampage and Belfort.

 

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Jon will never be completely comfortable in the striking department and reach that zen-level of confidence that Anderson has because in the back of his mind he can always resort to wrestling when times get tough.

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I wouldn't put too much into speed. Fighters usually get slower as they go up in weight classes. Everyone says Jones is a HW anyway. I'm sure Mighty Mouse has faster striking than Silva.

 

Speed is a huge factor

 

Anderson is the fastest in his division.....best striker

 

Mighty Mouse is the fastest in his division.....best striker

 

JDS is the fastest in his division.....best striker

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Winks can say what he wants' date=' but the fact is Jon is terrified of being in the pocket with legit strikers and relies on his length to keep him safe[/u']. Arms stretched out with fingers to the face and side kicks to the knees of smaller opponents isn't indicative of great, technical striking; he's just taking advantage of his physical superiority and squeezing every ounce of juice out of that one unique gift.

 

He also needs to wear his opponents down before he engages with them in the standup, which is why he was so desperate to clinch and get it to the ground with guys like Rampage and Belfort.

 

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Jon will never be completely comfortable in the striking department and reach that zen-level of confidence that Anderson has because in the back of his mind he can always resort to wrestling when times get tough.

 

Why would he be in the pocket if he has that advantage? And what happend when he got in the pocket with Lyoto? Jon got hit but Lyoto got dropped.

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Speed is a huge factor

 

Anderson is the fastest in his division.....best striker

 

Mighty Mouse is the fastest in his division.....best striker

 

JDS is the fastest in his division.....best striker

 

I think when Jones is a Heavyweight he'll be one of the fastest if not the fastest up there. And Idk, You think JDS is faster than Barry?

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Winks can say what he wants' date=' but the fact is Jon is terrified of being in the pocket with legit strikers and relies on his length to keep him safe. Arms stretched out with fingers to the face and side kicks to the knees of smaller opponents isn't indicative of great, technical striking; he's just taking advantage of his physical superiority and squeezing every ounce of juice out of that one unique gift.

 

He also needs to wear his opponents down before he engages with them in the standup, which is why he was so desperate to clinch and get it to the ground with guys like Rampage and Belfort.

 

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Jon will never be completely comfortable in the striking department and reach that zen-level of confidence that Anderson has because in the back of his mind he can always resort to wrestling when times get tough.[/quote']

 

Very good post ^^^

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I think when Jones is a Heavyweight he'll be one of the fastest if not the fastest up there. And Idk' date=' You think JDS is faster than Barry?[/quote']

 

I think JDS is faster than Barry but then again it doesn't matter because they are both top strikers lol

 

I agree if Jones goes to HW he will be one of the fastest

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Winks can say what he wants' date=' but the fact is Jon is terrified of being in the pocket with legit strikers and relies on his length to keep him safe. Arms stretched out with fingers to the face and side kicks to the knees of smaller opponents isn't indicative of great, technical striking; he's just taking advantage of his physical superiority and squeezing every ounce of juice out of that one unique gift.

 

He also needs to wear his opponents down before he engages with them in the standup, which is why he was so desperate to clinch and get it to the ground with guys like Rampage and Belfort.

 

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Jon will never be completely comfortable in the striking department and reach that zen-level of confidence that Anderson has because in the back of his mind he can always resort to wrestling when times get tough.[/quote']

 

good post

 

Anderson is focusing completely on striking though, Jones is still a wrassler at heart, and his striking is always going to be second (as it should be)

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As long as he trains with Greg Jackson he will not be a great striker. Greg tells him just strike enough to keep you out of trouble and set up a takedown.

 

Can you imagine where Jones striking and BJJ would be if he spent some camps training at blackhouse? JDS,Silva, Machida, Nog Brothers.....Sensei Seagal

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Winks can say what he wants' date=' but the fact is Jon is terrified of being in the pocket with legit strikers and relies on his length to keep him safe. Arms stretched out with fingers to the face and side kicks to the knees of smaller opponents isn't indicative of great, technical striking; he's just taking advantage of his physical superiority and squeezing every ounce of juice out of that one unique gift.

 

He also needs to wear his opponents down before he engages with them in the standup, which is why he was so desperate to clinch and get it to the ground with guys like Rampage and Belfort.

 

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Jon will never be completely comfortable in the striking department and reach that zen-level of confidence that Anderson has because in the back of his mind he can always resort to wrestling when times get tough.[/quote']

 

makes sense to me

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Winks can say what he wants' date=' but the fact is Jon is terrified of being in the pocket with legit strikers and relies on his length to keep him safe. Arms stretched out with fingers to the face and side kicks to the knees of smaller opponents isn't indicative of great, technical striking; he's just taking advantage of his physical superiority and squeezing every ounce of juice out of that one unique gift.

 

He also needs to wear his opponents down before he engages with them in the standup, which is why he was so desperate to clinch and get it to the ground with guys like Rampage and Belfort.

 

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Jon will never be completely comfortable in the striking department and reach that zen-level of confidence that Anderson has because in the back of his mind he can always resort to wrestling when times get tough.[/quote']

 

Perfect post! I agree wholeheartedly and was actually going to say something very similar to this.

 

If he would have fought Hendo he would have never stood with him...unless he did his kick to the knees and keep his distance.

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Winks can say what he wants' date=' but the fact is Jon is terrified of being in the pocket with legit strikers and relies on his length to keep him safe. Arms stretched out with fingers to the face and side kicks to the knees of smaller opponents isn't indicative of great, technical striking; he's just taking advantage of his physical superiority and squeezing every ounce of juice out of that one unique gift.

 

He also needs to wear his opponents down before he engages with them in the standup, which is why he was so desperate to clinch and get it to the ground with guys like Rampage and Belfort.

 

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Jon will never be completely comfortable in the striking department and reach that zen-level of confidence that Anderson has because in the back of his mind he can always resort to wrestling when times get tough.[/quote']

 

exactly, and theres nothing wrong with what jon is doing, and he should play to his strengths. anderson just has supreme confidence and matrix like timing, he sees things happening in slow motion

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He may one day be as effective in terms of putting most of his opponents away striking.

 

However he wont ever be as good' date=' the way Anderson drops his hands, casually slips shots and counters world class fighters making them look like absolute jobbers is supernatural.[/quote']

 

When Silva drops his hands, that means something horrific is about to happen to his opponent. I don't think anyone else will have that identifiable trend

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