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Join Date: Jun 2002
Re: MMA Discussion Thread
I don't like Jon jones, but i think he is already the greatest LHW of all time.
Tito Ortiz didn't fight top notch competition, Liddell fought a lot of guys he had already fought before (with mixed results), and every reign since Liddell's has been pretty short.
And Jon Jones' 2011 year was the greatest single year by any MMA fighter ever.
Jon Jones had an excellent year.. yes.. but I disagree it was the greatest single year ever by an MMA fighter.
In my opinion, Shogun Rua takes it for his remarkable 2005, where he won the Pride Middleweight Grand Prix. He stopped Kanehara that year, he beat prime Lil' Nog in what was fight of the year for me. He KO'd a prime Rampage Jackson and he KO'd Overeem and a prime Arona in the same night.
Jon Jones had a great year but it doesn't top Shogun's 2005 in my opinion. Especially KO'ing two veterans the same night.