Asking Meltzer to rate my matches
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Re: MMA Discussion Thread
JDS has the ability to get in and out very well, and but I personally think that Jon would keep him at bay with his kicks and reach. Jon hasn't faced anyone with the boxing skill of JDS, but he has fought much faster guys. I don't think JDS is fast enough to get in and out of Jobs range without the threat of a takedown or getting elbowed and such.
JDS might not be as fast as a Rashad Evans, but he does pack a much heavier punch. That coupled with his rock solid chin, technically crisp boxing, and solid takedown defense would make for a very interesting fight. There are holes in Jones' stand-up, and if JDS could negate the ground-game, I think that he would expose those holes.
There's no doubt that Jones can be a force at Heavyweight in years to come, but I can't see any outcome where he emerges the victor right now.