Originally Posted by Jon Jones
You're really underplaying how good Anderson Silva is. The guy is a freak when it comes to striking, has a black belt in Jiujitsu and has deadly submissions, dangerous in the clinch, can take a fucking punch and act like it's nothing, great takedown defense and overall the greatest fighter of all time as of right now.
Like you, I think Jones would beat Anderson, but it's not like I would bet everything I owned on Jones. Nor would it be a cakewalk for Jones. Silva isn't a fucking slouch, and he's in a completely different level then the guys Jones has already fought thus far.
He has great takedown defense but so does, Machida, Evans, & Rampage. Sure Anderson has great striking, but he's a counterstriker, and one that has to deal with the reach of Jones. Don't underestimate Jone's submission game also. And Jones in the clinch is game over for Anderson. He gets him in the clinch, he can not only knee him, but he can TD him from there and dish out his game.