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nascent_ninja Says, in 3-20-2011 at 01:43:31 from    

Redemption (for me). Suck it, Shogun nuthuggers…And the excuses (though Shogun showed great sportsmanship) start in, 3,2,1,Go!

Beast w/ 8 Limbs Says, in 3-20-2011 at 01:48:14 from    

Wow! That was incredible! Pure domination. I mean that didn’t even look like Shogun in there.

gt03champp Says, in 3-20-2011 at 01:48:15 from    

1st off…. I told u so…. 2nd a bit worried about the suger rashad fight cause all the flashy spinning kicks leves him open 4 takedowns. 3rd… I told you so.

Musclefixer Says, in 3-20-2011 at 01:48:59 from    

Holy Mother!
Jones is all fists, elbows, knees, and kicks. How do you beat that?
Bruno, proving once again, you are the man!

lu4a Says, in 3-20-2011 at 01:51:37 from    

oh man one of the best fights ive ever seen. it was a total domination of such a good fighter as shogun.
i still can not believe the way this fight ended.

wow wow wow

gt03champp Says, in 3-20-2011 at 01:57:31 from    

Hey I’m the 1st q to comment haaay!

Deathgrip Says, in 3-20-2011 at 01:58:21 from    

Bruno: Thanks!

I am so happy for Bones Jones. This guy is all heart. What a tremendous talent.

I would love to see Anderson Silva try him out. It would be total destruction for Silva. He barely got passed Sonen and Bones Jones is far more powerful in virtually every aspect.

rayraystl Says, in 3-20-2011 at 01:59:10 from    


Mr. Nice Guy Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:01:28 from    

I can’t believe that Rua lost. He is one of my favs. Well maybe He will look different in a part 2

Bernardo Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:02:18 from    

Unbelievable, I guess Shogun was off to long and performed weakly again or that Jones superior reach, defense, and wrestling is just too much for anyone to handle. Why were alot of people saying he was on steriods? He fought brilliantly and just used his reach to his advantage. Lets see if Shogun can make a come back?

agent002 Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:03:14 from    

dam shogun looked bad in this fight. 10 months is a big break wtf was he doing that whole time he wasn’t fighting? I guess Jones just kept the fights coming 1 after the other and it payed off…so what now??? i say throw him a Anderson Silva. THAT is a good fight!

agent002 Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:03:42 from    

dam shogun looked bad in this fight. 10 months is a big break wtf was he doing that whole time he wasn’t fighting? I guess Jones just kept the fights coming 1 after the other and it payed off…so what now??? i say throw him a Anderson Silva. THAT is a good fight! better than GSP i think

agent002 Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:03:43 from    

dam shogun looked bad in this fight. 10 months is a big break wtf was he doing that whole time he wasn’t fighting? I guess Jones just kept the fights coming 1 after the other and it payed off…so what now??? i say throw him a Anderson Silva. THAT is a good fight! better than GSP i think

Danby Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:05:24 from    

Wow jones is something else. Total domination.

ness2k Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:06:06 from    

He will be back…

yourmomsucks Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:07:14 from    

Shogun is done. Too many knee surgeries. He is not the same fighter he was in Pride. He lost to Forrest Griffin who is a can. Forget about GSP, let’s see Anderson Silva vs Jon Jones!

morbidcro Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:07:18 from    

Wow. Such dominance. His reach was too much for Shogun, and his overall striking and wrestling. I think kicks to the knees like that should be banned though. It’s kind of a cheap shot that could seriously injure someone permantly.

nick Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:07:39 from    

screw silva vs gsp i wanna see silva vs jones

pwnage Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:10:05 from    

Dam boy, Jones brought the NUCLEAR option with him. He BEASTED shogun, took that biatch to school. Nobody is gonna beat Jones, the guy is just well rounded & disciplined. nuff said biatches.. USA#1

Ruckus Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:12:32 from    

man, bones is a damage-inflicting machine. made shogun look very silly. caught him with a spinning elbow, leglock attempt, kimura attempt, and just brutal inside his guard. did shogun tap from strikes (before the ref stepped in)? anyone see the same?

btw, first time posting on this site. thx bruno, always providing the good stuff.

Horus Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:15:17 from    

that folks is a prime example of manifesting your dream… true mental focus at its finest… it’s astonishing what that guy has learned in life in just 23 years of life… well done Jones, well done.

obluso Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:16:57 from    

dhalsim destroys sagat

muse354 Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:20:10 from    

take nothing from jones but i dont think the 10months of ring rust did shogun any good

Chacarron Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:27:40 from    

Shogun wasn’t ready. Probably got pressured by Dana White. How the hell can you fight 6 months after a torn ACL when it probably takes a good 3 months to recover. Same thing happened when his knees went out and got beat by Forrest. He’ll be back.

Drew Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:29:07 from    

To me, this solidifies one thing: there should be an Anderson Silva – Jon Jones superfight. That’s a more suitable superfight than GSP. Make it happen Dana White.

Rear Naked Smoke AKA Hands of Stoned Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:29:57 from    

Wow. A lot of questions answered. I highly doubt he’ll get beat at LHW. Rashads nuts must’ve shriveled up into his stomach watching that fight.

How friggin’ big is that kid? Anyone got word on what he really walks around at? Not guesses, but solid info.?

AOPrinciple Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:38:24 from    

Wow. I was waiting for this day. I don’t think anyone is going to dethrone him outside for a long time outside of a fluke.

Btw, is anyone else tired of listening to Mike Goldberg spout stupidity?

dirty Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:41:57 from    

Jones looked terrific and terrifying. His style completely short-circuited Shoguns style of weaving back and forth and leg-kicks. he will crush Rashad and he even looks like he could destroy Anderson Silva. I can’t even think of anyone who could challenge him right now. I was pulling for Shogun ’cause I don’t like all the hype for Jones and his arrogance which I predict is going to inflate to huge proportions. But he looked better than I’ve ever seen him– he looked real scary.

Uncle_whoop_ya _ass Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:46:44 from    

Shogun got destroyed , that last left hook to shoguns jaw hurt him big time , maybe broken jaw..i liked the tiger knee straight up to .. set the pace and shocked him .. shock and awe , yankee style .. Very good win . He’s the man

Eye Roll BJJ Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:51:56 from    

Straight domination. I feel kinda bad for shogun

CravenMorehead Says, in 3-20-2011 at 02:53:28 from    

Can’t wait till he hands Rashad a brutal K.O. loss! I am a huge fan of this kid now! Great character unlike Evans showboating ass! Great humility. Great sportsmanship! @ the 14:59 mark, he taps from punches…Straight bitch!

jbeckcer Says, in 3-20-2011 at 03:02:23 from    

it’s time!…

jones vs. fedor at 205!

Niv Says, in 3-20-2011 at 03:09:16 from    

Well the kid proved he’s for real and will be a dominant fighter at LHW for some time.

I was absolutely shocked when I saw Shogun gassing in the 1st round(Forrest flashback), and it was apparent his conditioning was not up to par following surgery. I truly never expected to see it, but hey regardless no-one has ever done to Shogun what Bones did to him tonight.

I think Bones has one glaring weakness that will undoubtedly be exposed one day, and that’s his own conditioning. He was gassing bad while doing all the damage, however finding a way to take him into the championship rounds will be easier said than done.

Congrats to the kid, he just destroyed my all-time favourite fighter and proved without a doubt he deserves to be “Champion 2011″.

As far as Shogun goes, he needs to be able to get a string of fights without any surgeries in between. If he can do that I have no doubt he can make another championship run, if he can’t do that he’s going to be 2nd best at best.

KHKLHHJLKHKJHKJLHLKHKJHKHK Says, in 3-20-2011 at 03:12:34 from    

Screw Rashad. Jon Bones Jones will run the light heavy weight division for a very long time. Rashad is a panzy. Though it’s pretty Effing funny that Jon jones fell on his leg and Rashad had to pull out of the fight ahhaha.

Dave Says, in 3-20-2011 at 03:12:53 from    

this shogan doesn’t look like the shogan that showed up for machida thats for sure! looked gassed! he looked like the shogan that showed up to fight forest. jones did amazing though. i guess shogan had to work much harder after being off for such a long time, ring rust kills baby it kills.

hugemidget Says, in 3-20-2011 at 03:18:05 from    

rashad has less chance than shogun, but i mean what can you do with this, it almost knew he won the fight before it even started

Hugo Says, in 3-20-2011 at 03:21:17 from    

This is the only fighter I see you can make money everytime you bet on him.

It is just ridiculous!

He dominates fighter a lot more than Anderson, or Jose Aldo. The fighters are simply no match up for him.

I see this guy being bored, for a couple of years until he gets to the Heavyweights, cause he is just too damn big for this weight class.

Still in awe.

tuncaserkan Says, in 3-20-2011 at 03:27:50 from    

pure domination by jones… my man was fedor… but today on my man ise jon jones.. respect..

Omar Says, in 3-20-2011 at 03:32:26 from    

much respect to shogun…..BUT!!! USA….USA!….USA!

Kill em All Says, in 3-20-2011 at 03:35:51 from    


Total domination

whisker biscuit Says, in 3-20-2011 at 03:54:38 from    

what a brutal beating! Jones rose to the occasion and delivered the best performance of his career. this guy responds well to pressure. gotta give shogun credit though, not many people could have gotten hit as hard as he did, as many times as he did and stayed in there as long as he did. i figured bones would win, but his key to victory would be a safe lay prayish fight. didn’t think he would be able to dominate Shogun on the feet like that

had_to_say_it Says, in 3-20-2011 at 04:00:28 from    

That was WAAYYYY too easy!! Rashad has NOTHING for Jones. As predicted, Shogun was DOMINATED!! And tapped out to strikes!! First time ever! So everybody can finally SHUT UP!

straightAhead Says, in 3-20-2011 at 04:06:17 from    

Shogun tapped. Watch the last few seconds right before Jones is waved off. Herb didnt notice it but it was caught on video. Check it.

Also, I told you so. The only fighters dynamic and athletic enough in the UFC/Strikeforce to seriously challenge Jones are the following:

Phil Davis
Anderson Silva
Alister Overreem
Muhammad Lawal
Cain Valasquez

Jones will beat Rashad via decision. They should line up Anderson next after that then bring move him to heavy weight where he will have more of a challenge. Keeping him at LHW forever is pointless. There are more interesting fights for him at HW.

me Says, in 3-20-2011 at 04:19:26 from    

John Jones was phenomenal tonight!!! Rua didn’t stand much of a chance after 2:00 minutes or so into the fight. He was trying to tap when Dean stepped in. Give him credit for defending his belt bravely. Evans a problem? NOT!!! He is no threat on the ground if he could keep Jones down and Sugar has a sweet glass candy jaw that can take neither the punches nor elbows as long as Rua did. For everything he knows about Bones more is likely known about him. The only chance Sugar has is if Nurse and Jackson try to school him up…but who is gonna play Jones…nobody!!! A star was born at UFC 128!!!

pho3nixxx Says, in 3-20-2011 at 04:22:43 from    

what a clinical display. His size, unorthodox approach, the reach of those limbs, his patience, base, fitness, striking abilty, angles and ferocity of attacks, those elbows, the confidence etc etc…simply, wow.

now who the fk really wants to face this guy?, seriously?, it will take another freak to come along, no one at the mo can match this gifted mofo, an absolute phenom…i think we got a JBJ ERA right here

Bitchtits Says, in 3-20-2011 at 04:35:31 from    

Just Awesome!
we have are GSP/Anderson silva for the
205 division

watcher Says, in 3-20-2011 at 04:41:42 from    

granted that was an impressive performace by jones…but that was a very poor effort by shogun which will inevitably give jones more credit than he desrves for this particular win

leeman Says, in 3-20-2011 at 05:06:41 from    

size difference here guys… massively important. like rogan said jones looked like another weight division bigger than rua. anyone who says that size is not a factor has obviously not spent enough time sparring against good big opponents. because when you are standing there against size speed and reach… it’s daunting. reality is, good big guy beats good smaller guy majority of the time.

vancougar Says, in 3-20-2011 at 05:23:04 from    

man that was hard to watch, shogun being manhandled like that… what a lion though, took so many straight elbows to the face.

demjay Says, in 3-20-2011 at 05:24:08 from    

sad to see my hero lose, he’ll be back, he has a lot of heart. but for sure we see the future… one tough nut to crack.

chata Says, in 3-20-2011 at 05:33:31 from    

Ok. Apologies for dissing the vid. I got home tonight from work, was a lil buzzed and super hyped to see this (still didnt know who won) and disrespected whoever it was who took the time to post this for me and whoever else. Mahalo and again, sorry. Possibly the most brutal fight I have seen in mma since the first UFC fights w the crazy mismatches. I feared for Shoguns life at the end. Expect Jones to possibly rewrite the timing of stoppages in mma’s future.

jjones Says, in 3-20-2011 at 05:38:32 from    

where were the lowkicks Shogun?Really?Somebody needs Aldo-Style Lowkicks to beat Jones…The only way Jones is gonna get beaten now is by pussies that will come with the fame and fortune.I hope Phil Davis will learn more Muay Thai, he could be a challenging opponent for Jones in 2 or 3 years.

Murell Says, in 3-20-2011 at 06:13:08 from    

Just like i said! Jones could easily beat anderson silva.

Halabac Says, in 3-20-2011 at 06:13:53 from    

Like the ninja said above, start the violins for the excuses a la Fedor… but that fight wasn’t even close! 2011 champ 4 all of you haters, what! Rashad? Child please, I applaud him for taking the fight but he already knows what the deal is. Forget about GSP vs Silva, the super fight is Jones vs. Silva.
Pride lovers, wipe your tears and come on jump in the Jon Bones Jones band-wagon, there’s plenty of room in the back and it ain’t too late.

Elias Says, in 3-20-2011 at 06:16:03 from    

Bruno, i just want to say i appreciate so much for posting every fight. thank you Bruno.

johnredcorn Says, in 3-20-2011 at 06:57:38 from    

Don;t get me wrong I am a big fan of this site and everything you do Bruno, but this video quality is s***. Poor Shogun, i think he hurt his ribs in the first round

rocco55 Says, in 3-20-2011 at 07:02:04 from    

Rogan said it best. Jones looked a full weight class bigger then Sho Gun. That wasn’t even a fight. It was like a dominating sparring session. I’d love to see Jones fight Anderson Silva. He’d probably walk through him as well.

StUmP Says, in 3-20-2011 at 07:06:57 from    

@Bruno when u bringing back the message boards I miss that???

Bruno: Depends of how well my ads do this month. I need a new dedicated server just for the MMATKO Forums. A server fast enough to handle the forum will cost about $300 a month. Not sure if i can afford it now.

vin Says, in 3-20-2011 at 07:07:27 from    

Bring on Silva right now or age will make it a romp!!

Darkmetal Says, in 3-20-2011 at 07:10:06 from    

This could have just as easily been the premiere of Discovery channel’s show, “Man vs Child”.

Rua is a great fighter, but Jones makes it look easy.

Rashad may get taken out in Round 1 when he fights Jones.

GetSome Says, in 3-20-2011 at 07:11:02 from    

Amazing how many different strikes and all the angles that Jones has in his game.

KouNTa KuLCHa Says, in 3-20-2011 at 07:47:52 from    

Yup, I predicted this as well. I’ve been a Shogun fan since Jones was in high school, but it’s time for the next gen to step up.
Who’s gunna beat Jon Jones? Rua had the right idea with the leg lock attempts (Happened to A. Silva). Bring on the Japanese fighters!!!!!! lolâ™ 

arson_x Says, in 3-20-2011 at 08:00:04 from    

Where are the Shogun rent boys on here talking crap about Jones now? Keep your mouth shut from now on.

PitfighterZ Says, in 3-20-2011 at 08:01:20 from    

This wasn’t even a fight. Shogun maybe a monster, but what was clear in this fight, as in all Jones’s fights, is that Bones is bigger, faster, and stronger than any 205er with an enormous reach advantage.
It’s almost easy to throw those combinations when you know the other fighter can’t reach you and, if he does, you can still manhandle him.
Watching Bones fighting is like watching a trained adult fighting kids.
I think Shogun had a bad game plan for this fight, but, seriously, what game plan can you bring to fight against a guy that can hit you faster than you can blink, who can throw you around with easily, and who can pin you down with one hand while throwing a barrage of knees, elbows, and punches with the other limbs?
Bones is the new prototype of Jackson’s camp.
The only fighters in the UFC that I can think might be somewhat of a challenge to him are the new prototypes of the other two top camps: Cain Velasquez (if he can fully recover) and Junior dos Santos. Both HW and both would still have to deal with Bones’s reach and his unnatural speed and strength.
Rashad has a big mountain to climb…

Andresx Says, in 3-20-2011 at 08:01:29 from    

wow without words pure domination

ericr64 Says, in 3-20-2011 at 08:02:55 from    

Jon bad to the bones Jones.
I knew this kid had the mojo after watching him toss stephan bonnar around.
Hoping his peak is far far away. Awesome guy.

fyuk_yu Says, in 3-20-2011 at 08:06:03 from    

Wow what a destruction. The Bones era has arrived. Lol @ the trolls getting off on Shogun losing tho. Never understood the shear hate and disrespect for such accomplished fighters, especially one as respectful as shogun. I dunno who the hell @ 205 has a chance in hell vs Bones. Ive been saying for well over a year now that the only one @ LHW who had a chance was Shogun and look how that turned out.

ericr64 Says, in 3-20-2011 at 08:10:03 from    

Ps…Bruno I love you so much I would bare your children if possible. Thankyou, thankyou.

Bernardo Says, in 3-20-2011 at 08:12:16 from    

Wow, that was unbelievable!!! Jones destroyed my hero. He had awesome standup. But I thought kicks to the knee are not allowed and dangerous? Not to mention that Jones knew Shogun had surgery on his knees. That was plain dirty. Also, Jones was greased because when Shogun had his back and went for the leg locks he slipped off (On more than one occasion)!! Many fans were arguing that Bones was on roids and they’re awaiting the tests!!!

Marty Walker Says, in 3-20-2011 at 08:25:49 from    

You get a very athletic kid from a NFL’er and you got trouble. This isn’t a kid escaping the streets, this is a kid coming to kids on the streets and kicking their ass.
Good plot for a movie. A Rocky in reverse.

jackie Says, in 3-20-2011 at 08:28:53 from    

damn….. i hope the year off for shogun played a role here heh.. and jones had a fresh easy fight not too long ago that shot his confidence through the roof.

I really don’t see rashad beating jones because of how tall he is, its such a big advantage to be the taller fighter especialy when you have the wrestling skills that jones has, anyways good luck rashad ;/

Krio Says, in 3-20-2011 at 08:30:21 from    

This guy won because of “REACH” so please stop hyping this guy he only WON because of his HUGE reach advantage, give me his reach and I would also be a champion

joe 6 pack Says, in 3-20-2011 at 08:39:13 from    

Forrest/Coleman shogun showed up….

where the F*** were the low kicks?!?

greg Says, in 3-20-2011 at 08:39:31 from    

I knew Jones was a bad dude, but I did not know to what degree. Wow! For all his knees and elbows and spinnig this and that, his best attributes are, he is such a cerebral fighter, and he has amazing hips and balance (never in a bad perdicament). I dont Rashad will pose much danger to Jones. Ryan Bader is as good a wrestler as Rashad and you see what happened to him!!! Jones just rolled right through the UFCs’ top contenders and champion. That is no joke.

Darren Says, in 3-20-2011 at 08:58:22 from    

Now we got a asshole for a champing..No class jones.

ericsson Says, in 3-20-2011 at 09:09:04 from    

man !!! jones took cares of that brazilian lady boy alright

Ruckus Says, in 3-20-2011 at 09:14:18 from    

bones is such a beast that I think shogun tapped from strikes. anyone else see the same?

127hrz Says, in 3-20-2011 at 09:16:15 from    

lolol Rashad u mad bro? I do understand why u mad tho.

bojangles Says, in 3-20-2011 at 09:25:43 from    

ahhh so refreshing… i have sooo much money coming my way… thank u jon jones

Ouachita Says, in 3-20-2011 at 09:30:25 from    

Shogun is all class and heart. Good try my friend but Jones is a bad dude and IMO, will be almost unbeatable for some time, especially at that class. Y’all dont be too hard on Shogun. He fought his butt off. That one wasnt too hard to call. Shogun is past his prime and bones is at the peak of his. I like Bone’s humility as well…he’ll be a great champ and easy to root for.

Muay Thai #1 Says, in 3-20-2011 at 09:39:34 from    

Wow, Shogun looked gassed after he got up from Jones first takedown…

zachres Says, in 3-20-2011 at 09:41:58 from    


that was hard to watch… really hard to watch the old guard being crushed, but Rogan is right. Jones is the future of MMA.

Vsmoove Says, in 3-20-2011 at 09:45:34 from    

Shogun was so battered and destroyed that he tapped after the last knee… who would have imagined that? Thank goodness for his pride (no pun intended) that the fight was called before he tapped. By the way, late stoppage.

yup Says, in 3-20-2011 at 09:51:26 from    

wow I didnt say anything while everyone was going crazy bad mouthing Jones and calling UFC fans racist blah blah. I think Jones just shut everyone down no questions asked. Unless a rumor pops up that Shogun died friday night b4 the fight…there is no excuse for why Jones owned him so bad other than he is the real deal!

Thanks Bruno Says, in 3-20-2011 at 09:59:19 from    

Impressive victory for Jones.

Great site man. I’m here all the time. Too much actually lol.

Are there any video players that are iPhone friendly?
Thanks again for the great site.

Bruno: Use Skyfire on your iPhone or iPad and most vids will play.

bobbo Says, in 3-20-2011 at 10:17:22 from    

I knew it..why waste time… just put together the fight with him and A Silva…that is the fight everybody wants to see…screw GSP and Silva…thats not a fair fight for GSP…he has always fought at 170…at least Silva has fought at 205 a few times.

filo561 Says, in 3-20-2011 at 10:22:03 from    

jackson camp rough tactics #893

grope/mash/rub roughly the swollen eye of a opponent while ur in his full guard to greatly increase the visual damage in the opponents eye.

six4seven Says, in 3-20-2011 at 10:27:13 from    

This was my main concern with this fight – didn’t know which Shogun was going to show up.

I understand that by throwing leg kicks would have left him vulnerable to the takedown, but why not setup that s*it up with a jab then kick???

I’m disappointed and am now $100 poorer (bad bet).

white tiger Says, in 3-20-2011 at 10:34:28 from    

After a dominating performance like that, I’m not sure there is anyone at 205 that could give Jones a war. Maybe the real super fight isn’t silva/gsp, but silva/jones. Maybe the only person to take out silva is the next silva.

Chemo Says, in 3-20-2011 at 10:52:49 from    

Not even close. Didn’t look like the Shogun of old, but what could you do. he’s never fought anyone like Jones before. Scary how good this kid is. Can’t wait for his next fight already!

2 TUFF Says, in 3-20-2011 at 11:03:23 from    

i was rooting for shogun but i knew that jones was going to win, but shogun looked a bit off, he gassed WAY too quick

Epic Fail Says, in 3-20-2011 at 11:08:29 from    

You still are not a Champion till you defend a fight. Win = Belt, Defend = Champion

dabrewz Says, in 3-20-2011 at 11:24:46 from    

Best mma fighter hands down… He would make Anderson look like a fool, his reach is impossible to stop… This guy I have a feeling will be undefeated for years to come

Obs Says, in 3-20-2011 at 11:42:48 from    

Bones looked good in this fight, Shogun’s cardio was disappointing to say the least..he seemed gassed after the first round of lying on his back.

rainbow Says, in 3-20-2011 at 12:02:52 from    

Who is able to challenge this guy ?? Will Anderson Silva challenge at 205, would be interesting.

a2k Says, in 3-20-2011 at 12:06:15 from    

Shogun had a terrible game plan, he was constantly trying to pull off a leg submission instead of just waiting for the right opportunity. He also didn’t throw any leg kicks. Gotta give it to Jon Jones he is for real. This Jones vs. Evans fight is going to be more about selling the storyline of two former friends/training partners turned foes. I don’t think Evans is going to bring anything that Hamill, Vera, Bader or Shogun didn’t already bring. Thats gonna a be a quick TKO for Jones. Styles make match-ups so they just gotta find a style that can counter Jones unique skill set, I think he would have a difficult time with Randy Coutures clinch/dirty boxing or Machida’s counter karate style.

zmayo6 Says, in 3-20-2011 at 12:07:54 from    

incredible domination by bones… Seems like all of Jones opponets are always on defense. I would officaly love to see Silva vs. Jones more than GSP vs. Silva i think it would make a hell of alot more sense for silva to easily bump up to fight a more sizeable opponet. What do you guys think?

milojustlaxin Says, in 3-20-2011 at 12:10:31 from    

dude that didnt even look like shogun out there…no one has ever dismantled shogun like that…this kid is legit gonna keep this title for a long time…i hope rashad likes going to sleep cause thats whats gonna happen to him…

tkou Says, in 3-20-2011 at 12:15:42 from    

Shogun only had a puncher’s chance. JBJ was no doubt the better, stronger, faster, longer, and more well rounded fighter. Rashad too will be schooled by JBJ when they fight and right at this moment I can’t think of anyone in the LHW division who can post trouble to JBJ.

kob Says, in 3-20-2011 at 12:24:47 from    

Full-contact sports are brutal. Even tho Shogun is not that old age wise, he is old when it comes to the fights he’s been through. His jiu-jitsu was weak, he couldn’t kick, and his defense was non-existent. It’s hard to watch former great fighters like Fedor & Shogun get beaten by younger & hungrier ones.

whitekimbo Says, in 3-20-2011 at 12:51:47 from    

Damn !! Jones definitely took the red pill

gunnyhighway99 Says, in 3-20-2011 at 13:05:29 from    

Jones is an exciting fighter, no doubt. He made Shogun look like an amateur, which I’ve never seen anyone do before. Great fight, though lopsided, and I’m glad it wasn’t another UFC snoozefest.

xformat Says, in 3-20-2011 at 13:31:49 from    

You all missed it! Dean didn’t end the fight….Shogun tapped the canvas! He QUIT!!!!!

Prorok81 Says, in 3-20-2011 at 13:40:40 from    

Damn! That was sad to watch. What a beatdown! I admit I was rooting for Shogun, but man you gotta be in awe for Jon. Just incredible.

libo Says, in 3-20-2011 at 13:48:19 from    

bones just too good for shogun…however this is not the shogun we all know, taking nothing away from what bones has accomplished, shogun was far too static, reluctant and gassed in the first round, i think all those surgeries have taken a toll on shogun, far too inconsistent due to injuries, i don’t think he has much left, a fighter needs to be active, a 10 month lay off coming off of surgery is not ideal, bones is a fuking monster though, he is here to stay for a long time

DeLaSeoul87 Says, in 3-20-2011 at 13:48:23 from    

God, don’t turn the UFC into the WWE… Dana White deliberately did this to make a statement to Greg Jackson.

I’m actually kind of annoyed with this… this should have been Jones’ night but they had to interview Rua and bring Rashad in to do his thing.

newchamp Says, in 3-20-2011 at 13:52:43 from    

if im a shogun nuthugger, then u are a jones nuthugger. & ur mommy is your daddy’s nuthugger. quit talkin s***, everyone on this site is a big mma fan, no one hugs nuts.

that said, jon jones is a beast, hes definitely the best in the division. shogun did not look right at all, it was by far his worst career performance, but i would have to argue that prime jones would beat the shogun that fought machida for sure.

shogun is my fav fighter, but the new mma stars are rising…

this to me is like cain defeating fedor

gotta respect old and new talent
they will all go down eventually

every fighter has his time

Bigmikedagr8 Says, in 3-20-2011 at 13:54:20 from    

Bruno have you ever seen a championship fight that was so one sided and impressive by the challenger for MULTIPLE rounds and ended in a win for the challenger. I can’t think of any!

Bruno: Maybe Maurice Smith over Mark Colman UFC 14.

mike Says, in 3-20-2011 at 13:55:39 from    

seeing jones and rashad standing beside each other tells you who’s going to win that fight. he’s going to tear through rashad like kleenex at a snot party

On Tape Says, in 3-20-2011 at 14:05:52 from    

holy sh*t what a performance.

Forget evens vs jones or gsp vs silva

Bring on silva vs. jones

Jones will be HW champ too one day or maybe hold both titles at once

Pak Machino Says, in 3-20-2011 at 14:07:42 from    

Shogun looked terrible, he had Loser face since before he got in the cage!

SEAN_VANCE Says, in 3-20-2011 at 14:10:20 from    

WOW Im totally blown away! Rashad is gona get r**** too…who can stop this guy??? Jesus !

pinkelephants marching Says, in 3-20-2011 at 14:11:04 from    

I hate to say it……NO I DON’T….I TOLD YOU SO! I love Fedor and Shogun and the Pride Era. I love every MMA league because they teach me even when they are not good.

This kid is something special, like bruce lee special, he will not get boring like Silva. Jon Jones Vs Spider VS GSP…. 2011-2012 will be epic in MMA.

Maelman Says, in 3-20-2011 at 14:11:04 from    

why would you expect anyone to make excuses? That’s idiotic considering the fact that Shogun himself straight up said “Jones was better than me”.

ajroxit Says, in 3-20-2011 at 14:17:12 from    

domination…just so you all see it…shogun tapped…ya, he tapped at the end there. look and youll see it!!!

Kinvid Says, in 3-20-2011 at 14:21:05 from    

Bloody urine!
Did Jones finished the fight with a devastating blow to the kidney? Shogun dropped and tap out on the 4:57 mark, brutal Bruno.. thanks for the vid!

DOMESPLITTER69 Says, in 3-20-2011 at 14:43:46 from    

jones did not look happy at all after rashad came in. he was doin team pics and getting hi fives but he didn’t smile once

ac5 Says, in 3-20-2011 at 15:02:39 from    

For the doubters, myself included, Jon Jones is the man of the moment. Frustrated 1000s of brazilian hearts, my own included(again) and fought the closest thing I’ve ever seen to a perfect fight.

BOONDOCK Says, in 3-20-2011 at 15:23:45 from    

Does anyone notice the stomps Jones throws at Shogun’s knees. i know it is all legal but i still see that as cheap shots. i hope Rashad blows out Jones knees in this fight.

bucky147 Says, in 3-20-2011 at 15:55:11 from    

shogun is overrated and always has been. he’s an above-average fighter with a good chin and NO wrestling ability.

Beary04 Says, in 3-20-2011 at 16:09:36 from    

Cant believe how jones dominated him. Really dissapointed with Shogun, wanted to see jones get a good test and see what he is like from a bad spot!! But seems no1 can put him into a bad spot. So much for shoguns leg kicks did he even throw 1?? Hard to see anyone who could take jones at 205, only man for him is anderson!! Jones defends his belt twice then let him fight silva, what a match that would be!!

blackman Says, in 3-20-2011 at 16:25:47 from    

forget gsp-silva, the superfight to watch is silva-jones.at least silva has already competed at lhw. that was total domination.

sooooopernate Says, in 3-20-2011 at 16:32:17 from    

To everybody that was pissed that Shogun was the underdog and thought that was ridiculous, do you see now? Jon Jones has no competition at 205, he will crush everyone! I was scared for Machida when I saw bones destroy Bonnar; there’s no way Rashad gets the belt back. Jon Jones: Champion 2011

RJAY Says, in 3-20-2011 at 16:36:30 from    

Damn u seen shogun tap out before they stop they fight !!!! he was hurting when he was falling damn Silva vs Jones F*Ck the GPS vs Silva lol

Angl Says, in 3-20-2011 at 16:53:16 from    

Jones is good but will and that only last for a little bit because he is young I thing Vera is better that him but he just got a will elbow no technic

Angl Says, in 3-20-2011 at 16:54:21 from    

ups a mean wild

samuraikato Says, in 3-20-2011 at 17:58:20 from    

shogun best days are over..it is a petty to see a legend as shogun rua reduce to an amatuer level. out of gas in the first round …3 knee surgeries mm,last one just 7months ago ,,,ring rust..only guts and heart keep him on his feet.and then facing such a challenger as bone jones…jones is going to be a great champion…will be interesting to see him fighting anderson silva at 205.. probably will never happen ….

Thxer Says, in 3-20-2011 at 18:09:56 from    

Lol at the Jones nuthuggers up in here as if Shogun wasn’t the UNDERDOG… ‘told you so’? Yea you and MOST people out there had the same opinion. I’m a big Shogun fan and even I knew how this was going to go. Jones is probably the best fighter in the world right now!

But yea, lol @ douchebags that think they knew something special.

FedorLosesAgain Says, in 3-20-2011 at 18:26:15 from    

Hey where’s all the Rua fan boys now? Let me here you bitches run your mouths now. Easiest money I ever made LOL. Ruas win over Machida was a lucky strike, nothing more.

Sunfish Hero Says, in 3-20-2011 at 18:40:35 from    

Good lord, Jones looks unstoppable. With that in mind, Shogun also looked like s***. Gassed out in round 1. You don’t stay champ long with that kind of inconsistency! He was showing shades of old Fedor with those strikes from inside Shogun’s guard, haven’t seen anyone generate that kind of power from someone’s guard since the Last Emperor’s glory days.

Man! Jones looked incredible! I’m excited to see what he does with it from here.

FDJT Says, in 3-20-2011 at 19:15:54 from    

I really hate how they do these post fight interviews with the next opponent. A little too cheesy/WWE for me.

All in all it was a good card, I don’t think we saw the Shogun we’re used to but Jones definitely deserved the win. You’d be stupid to think the UFC won’t do a rematch in the future though.

Shogun nut huggers will blame the lack of training time (which is fair), but damn Jones is looking unstoppable right now!

thedude Says, in 3-20-2011 at 19:50:38 from    

D***che move by Rashad. I understand the hype factor for UFC, but don’t steal the guy’s thunder on his big night. I hope he hands it to Rashad worse than Rua.

oz Says, in 3-20-2011 at 20:20:11 from    

Yeah suck it to all the people on here who said shogun would win and that Jones had no hope I called it the other way it was a no brainer. If you couldnt see that Jones was something out of the ordinary then you dont know enough to be commenting and if you still cant see it now then you are most likely a vegetable. P.s most of the delusional people i assume are the same retards that wank off about Strikeforce etc well i just wanted to say from the bottom of my heart haha eat a dick! Dana bought it and it must be killing you.

the real mma deal Says, in 3-20-2011 at 20:32:44 from    

im a big jon jones fan and i still felt bad watching a champion get dismentaled like that ive only felt bad watching 3 fights in my watching history rua vs rampage, jones vs hamill, and last night 1st round i was amped second happy cause i could see the stoppage in the near future for jone inless a surprise but by the thrid felt bad for rua did rua land any clean shots on jones would love to see the strike totals

EightLimbedSoldier Says, in 3-20-2011 at 20:40:44 from    

Jones dominated. No excuses for Rua. He got beat. The only fighters I see giving Jones a hard time are Diabate, Brils, Thiago Silva, and Rogerio. But thats cause of their wrestling. The only fighter that I can see standing with Jones would be Anderson, if he went up to LH. This is gonna be a great era for Jones, and I’m happy for him.

paleface Says, in 3-20-2011 at 20:41:01 from    

i was going for shogun though i like them both, just wanted to point out that shogon was tapping about the same time fight was stopped. look at his right hand at very end

Zombie Says, in 3-20-2011 at 21:14:36 from    

Bones vs. A.Silva please

Bokula Says, in 3-20-2011 at 21:30:38 from    

He’s an unstoppable force. I don’t think he’s even been hit yet let alone put in any trouble. He will move to heavy weight in a few years and take that belt as well. Too much talent and god given athletic ability.

Bokula Says, in 3-20-2011 at 21:30:38 from    

He’s an unstoppable force. I don’t think he’s even been hit yet let alone put in any trouble. He will move to heavy weight in a few years and take that belt as well. Too much talent and god given athletic ability.

spiderman Says, in 3-20-2011 at 21:39:34 from    

John Jones vs. Anderson Silva!

kr8havok Says, in 3-20-2011 at 21:52:35 from    

wow is right! I was surprised, i’ll be the first to admit. I thought he had a chance, but to dominate like that! Holy crap. This is the new breed of fighters. I’m sorry, but I just don’t see Rashad having a chance in hell. The kid is quick, powerful and still learning. Forget GSP vs Silva, Let’s wait for Jones vs Silva.

jasonfn22 Says, in 3-20-2011 at 22:30:35 from    

Classic wrestler grappler bullshit but I am glad out LHW champion is American and Jon Jones unless he puts up a good front is about as good a person as you could ask for.He has been a wee bit arogant in which has earned the right to.I don’t see him losing that gold strap for a long time as long as he does not get complacent oir his personal life does not throw him for a loop because his age and situation can turn into turmoil very quickly.I think a few people on here may be in love with whoever Bruno is because how is he proving he is the man and with a exclamation point at the end as well.That could mean being tha man times 5 or better with the exclamation point lol.Why do people show their imaturity with this “I told you so” bullshit.If he had of lost what would you say ummm”I told you so” that bullshit goes both way you either told us so he would win or told you so he would lose.Their is no way to “I told you so” and if you get lucky a choose right means nothing other than you had 2 scenerios and you guessed the right one.The UFC would not put a title fight on that was that predictable.I think this guy is a moron how many people agree? See “I told you so”

coutura Says, in 3-20-2011 at 22:36:01 from    

i think shogun one year laid off affected his performance

Sephy Says, in 3-20-2011 at 22:44:32 from    

I wonder where all the Jones hates are and where are all the Shogun nuthuggers? I like Shogun, but if you thought he had a good chance of winning this fight, you’re crazy lol.. He had a punchers chance and that’s about it..

shocktime Says, in 3-20-2011 at 22:54:46 from    

Wrecked Shogun!? Wrecked Frickin Shogun!?!? Who wrecks Shogun!?!!? This kid is the truth! I cannot not believe he wrecked Shogun! Insane!

jjones Says, in 3-20-2011 at 23:03:24 from    

he made shogun tap at the end.shogun was very classy

Tails420 Says, in 3-20-2011 at 23:23:51 from    

HaHa! JJ is the man! knew he was champ material scince the beginning.
Rashad is toast
(Bruno is the forum coming back?)

Bruno: Depends of how well my ads do this month. I need a new dedicated server just for the MMATKO Forums. A server fast enough to handle the forum will cost about $300 a month. Not sure if i can afford it now.

Harih Says, in 3-20-2011 at 23:55:24 from    

I watched this live, and it was amazing…Just wanna point a couple of things:
1st..They should have let Jones enjoy its victory a little, Rashad going up to the ring and doing that “show” forced crap was not exciting, and it was a stupid Dana`s move, just to prove he is the Boss, and proving to me that fighters are no more than trade goods for him(just my opinion)…
2nd..They should retire both commentators, Joe Rogan is retarded since “Fear Factor” probably since Bday, and the other is…the same thing over and over…
By the way, Rua was Tapping out…take a look at the end of the fight and you will see Rua tapping just when Herb Dean rushes in.
I love your site Bruno. Cheers

Dudeness Says, in 3-20-2011 at 23:58:13 from    

I hope he scrapes rashad off his shoe. Rashad already had his chance 4 n ”era” but watever. will c if he can get the belt back ( I doubt it ).

xformat Says, in 3-21-2011 at 00:02:57 from    

I’m pretty sure that Shogun sustained a broken rib or two from the viscous knee at the end. When Jones hit him with a left to the body, Shogun fell to the ground and it was over at that point. 1 second later, Shogun taps the canvas because he had had enough. He QUIT!!!!!

baller Says, in 3-21-2011 at 00:03:59 from    

good, but i dont think shogun was 100%, not taking anything away from bones, i dint see any leg kicks from shogan. but nobody can stop dis guy though, a fight with a.silva or mr wonderful will be good

lee Says, in 3-21-2011 at 00:21:24 from    

in this fight looks like the rookie is shogun

Danby Says, in 3-21-2011 at 00:56:03 from    

Hope anderson silva sticks around after his fight with gsp and goes up to 205. Him vs jones would be quite the show. I think jones would be able to take him though, hes as fast as anderson and has the same abilities PLUS hes only 23!! Oh and hes a giraffe. 400 inch reach advantage ftw!!

Halabac Says, in 3-21-2011 at 01:39:21 from    

Hey Bruno, I’m gonna go head and apologize for my earlier comment about Pride that got censored, and although there was no curse words in it, I could see why you took it at heart… I guess I let the emotions of the fight get the best of me. So many trashed Jones on your website and others for no good reason, to me. The kid is a great ambassador for the sport and such an amazing talent and freak athlete. He has all the tools to be one of the greatest Mixed Martial Artists of our time. I can see him help propel MMA to another level, popularity wise. Alors sans rancune mon ami et merci pour ton bon travail.

Bruno: I posted it. My internet has been down most of the weekend and I haven’t gotten to all the comments yet.

the real mma deal Says, in 3-21-2011 at 01:43:06 from    

one thing that i was kinda upset by is what happened to the days when fighters got to celebrate a win and a title win at that now i know this one wasn’t rashad fault but the ufc needs to just have the after fight or next day fight interviews like boxing where they can ask the question and announce the next fight ….when u win the superbowl the toughist question u get asked is so where are you going next and we all know the answer to that last night was his superbowl and 2 minutes after winning it he asked about deffending a title he just won against a guy in his camp just didnt feel right

kid dynomite Says, in 3-21-2011 at 02:10:50 from    

shogun was trying to tap out with his right hand on the canvas as the ref arrived.

john jon Says, in 3-21-2011 at 02:19:02 from    

grudge match pride style for rematch and jones would lose the belt.

dude Says, in 3-21-2011 at 02:40:07 from    

I’m so happy for Jones. He’s a great fighter and a great person outside of the octagon, in my opinion. However, he has got to clean up his act inside the octagon (i.e., elbows to the neck, fingers in the throat, headbutt/chinbutt to the body). Yes, he’s creative and explosive. However, he has got to learn to play within the rules if he wants to be a real champ (even if the ref does not enforce the rules, for whatever reason, he needs to self-regulate). Until then, he’s not a real champion in my book.

viking Says, in 3-21-2011 at 03:09:30 from    

“…and most of all, Jesus Christ.” Thank you so much, Jesus. It was your time and commitment at the gym, those extra hours of weight training where you were riding my ass the whole time, that helped me beat the s*** out of someone. I couldn’t have broken that man’s ribs without your help, J.C.

Theunderfighter Says, in 3-21-2011 at 03:13:25 from    

I think Shogun was just about out after that first big left bomb that started the finishing series. His body loosened up, he was broken, and finished. It was all extra after that.
What an incredibly dominant performance… just wow.
Did anybody else notice a lot of tension when Rashad was there? He seemed hesitant to approach, Jones seemed pretty cold as well. They didn’t great each other as friends or even as training partners. So either they weren’t very close when they trained to begin with… or they’ve already chosen separate camps and had a nasty split… Just my thoughts, seemed a little awkward.

Mag Says, in 3-21-2011 at 04:41:36 from    

Sunfish Hero – agree completely! Jones was channelling a bit of Fedor with that GnP attack. Extremely impressive. Shogun is a monster but clearly looked like he never got out of first gear. He gassed early and couldn’t recover, a poor showing really. He did take his beating like a warrior though, even though he was outclassed from the bell. Totally dominant from Jones. Amazing performance really, surely will be the fighter of 2011.

pho3nixxx Says, in 3-21-2011 at 04:58:46 from    

ey sunfish, he wasn’t gassed as much beaten up, he took some shots, jones is bad to his bones with the intention of those strikes…credit to shogun for hangin round as long as he did, his tappy tap tap at the end was nice.

filo561 Says, in 3-21-2011 at 05:16:15 from    

yall gotta remember shogun came from a long lay off as u can see from this fight it really made a difference.jones is genetically blessed and talented.lethal combination

TeslaCoil Says, in 3-21-2011 at 06:02:31 from    

AWESOME performance by Jones. Now Rua knows why he was ‘disrespected’ by the oddsmakers. A LOT (and I mean A LOT) of people who actually study martial arts more impartially could see that Jones does everything and more that Rua does only FASTER, MORE CREATIVELY, and with more DISTANCE, POWER and with MUCH BETTER TAKE DOWNS and grappling.

I mean seriously? How is it that Rua nut-huggers didn’t know that Rua take down defense was not good? Yes he can get back to his feet agains smaller opponents, but against an ELITE wrestler that has WAY MORE size and leverage? If Shogun could get his ass taken down by a washed up, decrepit Coleman, he was obviously living on his back against Jones.

It’s great to be ‘loyal’ or remember one good run from Pride back in the days of zero roid testing, but seriously, most unbiased fans could/should have seen this coming. And boy did it come when Shogun got owned like a pack of cigarettes in the joint! Shogun’s ass must hurt really bad right now, because he just got r**** repeatedly in front of millions of people for most of 3 rounds. All the fake confidence he got from Machida when Lyoto INEXPLICABLY decided not to follow up and finish Rua everytime he hurt him (a good example of an opponent who gives too much respect), is now shattered. Shogun may very well NEVER be the same again.

I will give Shogun some props for having some thick, alien skin because it’s really just amazing that he didn’t exit the octagon in a complete bloody mess. Yeah his face looked like he got hit with a bag of rocks, but how the hell did all those punches and ELBOWS not split shogun’s face open like the 4th of July?

M1 Says, in 3-21-2011 at 06:41:09 from    

Jones must be cutting a lot of weight as in to the bonesssss, hes way too big for everyone

diogomp Says, in 3-21-2011 at 07:18:03 from    

Jones is amazing not only as a fighter but as a plastic surgey he made shogun looks like Cain Veslasquez at 12:23m.

Dr Ray is OVER!!!

JDawg Says, in 3-21-2011 at 08:33:11 from    

@Viking… well said.
I also find it hard to believe that (if he exists) J.C. really cares about whether someone wins a professional fight. Just sayin’

Uncleapex Says, in 3-21-2011 at 08:41:14 from    

I hold my hands up I got that one wrong. Outstanding by Jones! Some of the body shots where brutal.

Krio Says, in 3-21-2011 at 08:50:38 from    

Why do you a******* wnt to see Anderson Silva vs Jon Jones? what’s the point????? not same division wtf you guys are loosers

CatQuick802 Says, in 3-21-2011 at 09:49:47 from    

Bones is the real ShoNuff!!! I’ve seen many posts about Rua’s lack of leg kicks.( Not on this site, but other ones.) Doesn’t a leg kick against an opponent with a huge reach advantage usually result in a stiff jab to the face? I believe that is why we didn’t see any from Shogun. Also with regards to the people calling out Jones on his use of the kicks to Rua’s legs, it’s called strategy. They’re within the rules and going after an opponent’s weakness. It’s not “dirty”. That’s a stretch. Not that he needed to do it. He outclassed Shogun in all aspects in this bout.
Anyway, I am glad to be a part of witnessing such a display of Martial Arts as performed by Jon Jones.

Bruno: Thanks again for the quick uploads. You’re a gift.

woopwoop Says, in 3-21-2011 at 09:53:07 from    

@Krio I could be wrong but I’m pretty sure Anderson is more than capable of moving up to light heavy if wants to and why wouldn’t you want to them fight?

Bernardo Says, in 3-21-2011 at 11:13:08 from    

Great fight for JBJ!!! I think anyone could’ve beat Shogun down like that in LHW division. He stood in front of JBJ, came straight in with strikes, no leg kicks, no hand & leg combos, didn’t change up any of his escapes or ground game, and ring rust galore. Now, when Rua had JBJ’s back he should’ve held on an knee his legs to death and he might have had a chance. Rua will definitely grow from this experience and be better prepared for their rematch!!! I feel the other Top 5 will give JBJ a rude awakening regardless if they win or lose.

Bernardo Says, in 3-21-2011 at 11:15:42 from    

Who in their right mind thinks JBJ can win the HW belt. There has to be a reason he’s fighting LHW and not HW! Do you think he can do that against Cain or better yet Big Foot Silva? Big Foot is definitely JBJ’s kryptonite!!! You all know Cain will take him down, hold him down, and G&P him to death if he doesn’t KO him on his feet. JBJ will not be throwing these guys around like the LHW’s either. Now if Cain or Big Foot land to the chin or legs of JBJ were gonna see damage!!!

sooooopernate Says, in 3-21-2011 at 11:20:10 from    

Yeah I bet you could beat up Shogun if you had the same reach as Jones. You moron. That’s why Tim Sylvia beat Randy Couture right? Oh wait, he didn’t… well it must be why Stefan Struve dominated Roy Nelson. Oh yeah, that didn’t happen either… the point here is that you’re a keyboard warrior/lil bitch. Reach isn’t everything. To address your other point, troll, A. Silva is a big 185er, and has fought (and won) at 205 before, and he’s the only conceivable challenge for Jones.

Bernardo Says, in 3-21-2011 at 11:27:49 from    

BIG FOOT SILVA -6’4 285 lbs 82 in reach
JOHN BONES JONES-6’4 205 lbs 84.5 in reach

El Chingon Says, in 3-21-2011 at 12:32:28 from    

Jones is a class act. He is still young and will continue to develop, grow, and improve. He is one of the few in the UFC that is, in true Thai style, using his elbows more and effectively in the clinch. In my humble opinion, the intricate aspects of Thai style clinching has not really been utilized much in the UFC; but that is starting to change.
Jones seems to have a whole toolbox full of techniques and I think we have only seen him pull out a few of his tools. It will be fun to watch his career grow.
Great job!

coutura Says, in 3-21-2011 at 14:24:14 from    

the only way jones could beat a. silva is by using his wrestling and reach advantage and maybe cardio. thats the only tool jones got against silva. why is every one making this kid a god. another fedor nut huggers 1)anderson silva will not take those elbows from jones on the ground jones will get elbows back triangles or armbars the spider bjj is under nogueira.2)standing silva style is counter striker he got knees good clinch the seagal front kick he has good mui thai good movement side to side just like a boxer.he can take a beating and will never give up he waits for opening not like jones. ill put my money on silva .

ibunn Says, in 3-21-2011 at 14:51:44 from    

This is going to sound disrespectful to Rashad Evans but i don’t see any point in ordering that pay per view card unless the rest of the card is stacked. If this is how Jones handled Shogun and the way he has handled others he will absolutely destroy Rashad.

Or maybe show a little mercy and just beat him up a bit (since there friends)

But either way I’m not paying $60 to see that one.

trousersnake Says, in 3-21-2011 at 15:59:31 from    

I ecpected the outcome, but not that dominant in the standing battle by Jones.
No 1 Lightheavyweight in the world. wow.

sooooopernate Says, in 3-21-2011 at 17:03:51 from    

@ bernardo If you’re going to say the big foot silva is 285, then say jbj is 220, not 205. Nobody walks around at their fighting weight.

instanthops Says, in 3-21-2011 at 19:55:23 from    

All I can say is wow. The UFC Light Heavyweight division is stacked. It seems like there is a new champion everytime the belt is on the line. In that division. I say if he can defend the belt against the next top 5 LH fighters, and Anderson Silva hasn’t retired by then. Let them go at it. I guarantee you Jones. Will expose Anderson! If GSP can’t!

onbehalfofshogun Says, in 3-21-2011 at 20:02:56 from    

two many factors for this fight

1. pride guys such as shogun, mirko, fedor,and more.. were burned in pride, they already had their prime a long time ago, they fought the whos who now its done
2.this new fighters are bigger stronger and faster than the old generation fighters
3.jon jones its way to big for the 205 divition, this guy belongs in heavy weight
4. due to this ufc should place guys where they belong, non of this non sense of guys weighing a lot more, but cutting weight just to make the weight divition and then the day of the fight outweighting the opponent for more than 20- 30 pounds this is crazy and outmatching anyone

shogun is a great fighter but already burned, his prime is way over , so im not surprised that he lost this way, but he is still a lion and has a lot of heart. go shogun

onbehalfofshogun Says, in 3-21-2011 at 20:04:48 from    

ohh and i fotgot, people and the ufc are hyping jons just as they did with vitor belfot back in the days, oh wow this guys so youngs and this this and that….. too much hype, the kid is good but too young…

PitfighterZ Says, in 3-21-2011 at 21:08:52 from    

I don’t really think A. Silva will ever fight Jones. He already said he has no interest in moving up to 205 anymore because that’s Machida’s and Minotouro’s weight class.
Jones is also too big for him anyway. Jones is too big for LHW which gives him a gigantic advantage. In LHW he can be as strong as a HW, but he still keeps his ridiculous speed and reach advantage.
If you want to see a competitive fight for Jones, I think it needs to be in HW. He gets a bit slower and he faces people who can handle his strength. I still think he would kick most HW’s asses, though.

Thxer Says, in 3-21-2011 at 22:51:56 from    

A lot of people are saying Shogun wasn’t in shape. I really don’t think that was the case. He didn’t seem to recover too well from that knee and left to the jam in the first round, it was all bad after that.

sooooopernate Says, in 3-21-2011 at 23:48:37 from    

you can’t dictate what somebody’s walking around weight is. what are you gonna do, have them weigh in when they’re not training? 6 weeks before a fight?

Ice360 Says, in 3-22-2011 at 00:39:08 from    

With all the reach advantages from Jones, I’m kinda surprise to see Jones was on the dirty side like Tito. Tatics like covering Shogun’s nose and mouth with his arm, hand, forehead, chin or whatever his body part were there. Shogun was very tough to hand on that long. Most guys in his class couldn’t even hang with Jones in 1 round.
Shogun wasn’t slow, because when you got beaten that bad, it is hard to move around with normal speed let alone when you are in the cage with Jones.


onbehalfofshogun Says, in 3-22-2011 at 10:53:05 from    

@ sooooopernate

example, a guy weight 245 pounds, two three days before the fight they start to dehydrate, to make the weight. this is why the day of the fight they gain that weight back. so this is why ufc or the attletic commission should regulate that, i mean its just like the fedor fight silva weights about 290, but he cuts down to 265,because thats the weight class limit but when he hydrates the day of the fight he is back to 290, compare to fedor who mantains his weight, same with shogun, he doesnt need to dehydrate or anything like that to make weight, thats why he maintains at a certain strength, this is why jones was stronger, think guys this isnt the old days, this are real proffesional fighters that size really matters. so for guys as big as silva(bigfoot)they should make a super heavyweight divition and for guys as big as jones should put them in the heavywegith divition. as once again jones its getting too much hype too early, think of what happened to vitor belfot when he when in, a 19 year old guys kicking everybodys ass. dont let the hype miss lead you. go shogun.

Jones-Heavyweight Says, in 3-22-2011 at 19:31:35 from    

Very deepen comment by “onbehalfofshogun”.

tally2312 Says, in 3-23-2011 at 18:15:42 from    

Out of 190 comments posted on here, I guess I’m the only one that thinks Rashad has a chance……well not really lol

Darren Says, in 3-24-2011 at 10:46:24 from    

Does anybody see that shogun is not him self.

Newfie Jiujitsu Says, in 3-24-2011 at 18:28:39 from    

shogun actually tapped out at the end of the fight. not sure who else noticed but shogun was tapping out as the ref stopped it. Love shogun but never seen him tapping out like that. But he was done for. hop he makes a come back though. love watching shogun fight.

SuperDuper Says, in 3-28-2011 at 01:39:25 from    

Shogun tapped for sure at the end as the fight was stopped. He made a choice there that he’d rather tap than turtle and look like a biatch. Can’t really blame him since he got beat like he stole something from the mob.

Listen, would it be fair to weigh in right before the fight? Sure, but since that isn’t in the rules, stop complaining about the whole weight thing. If guys make weight, they fight. SIMPLE. If Shogun doesn’t like it, he should cut to 185. It’s not all roses for the bigger guys. For all you keyboard warriors who have never fought in any weight class or have not ever cut weight, there is a trade off of recovery/power/stamina retension. You can rehydrate all you want, but you lose a lot of power/stamina/SPEED (and no, you do not cut weight 35 lbs right before weigh in, max is pretty much around 20-25 based on overall size). Guys who people talk about that walk around MUCH heavier, like Rumble Johnson, may start heavy 50+ lbs BEFORE training camp, but by the time they finish camp, they are MUCH lighter, say 190-195. THEN, a few days/ or even just a day (depending on your metabolism, body type) before, they start to dehydrate to make the weigh in. Afterwards, they rehydrate BACK TO THE END OF CAMP WEIGHT. NOT THE ORIGINAL pre-camp weight.

Look at the Garcia Jung 2 (UFC fight night 24). Garcia was WAY bigger than Jung, just look at his arms/legs and just general size etc… There you had 1 guy cut a bit of weight and the other guy, probably cut 5 lbs if anything and what was the result? Jung out-struck Garcia, out grappled/muscled him and then submitted him with a ridiculous TWISTER submision. The smaller fighter gases less, and retains ALL of his power.


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