I would like to see him fight Bader. He has shown that he is a serious competitor in the LHW division. So I say give him a fight against a top opponent.
in my opinion he has two more fights to go before a title shot.....
he did an awsome job lastnite, he is the future UFC LHW champion, there's no doubt about it...
it should be thiago silva hes top 10!
because he wont fight rashad they are training partners!
and lil nog is to much for him now!
a lot of people understimated lil nog but he aint little at all!
hes and shogun had such a close fight back in PRIDE forrest has no chance!
and another thing lil nog is going to be a factor in the 205 division so i would like to see him not cross bones just yet
maybe the winner of couture and franklin would be great too!
bader is a great fighter but hes still not in the mix just yet
Bones needs to make a statement by beating even a bigger name than Vera!
so choice no.1 Thiago Silva 2. winner Couture/Franklin!
People keep saying Jones isnt ready for every oppenent he has and he smashes them, Let him fight Lil Nog, Silva, Bader, Griffen. No one has slowed him down yet he's ready for the middle of the top 10.
jones should fight a top 3 lhw
i think he should fight lil nog, whether he loses or wins cause nog is a great boxer and one of the best lhw bjj's. It would be interesting to see how he does when nog is tryin to sub him from his back
I think jones should fight lil nog and Vera should fight Thiago or Griffin
It's too soon for Bader... there 2 young talents that needs a big build up... There the future... But I think a match against randy couture or Franklin will. It would be a good warm up for the more serious fights
That's funny. I saw lil Nog also. I just posted it on a different thread. I think Jones would tear through Forrest.. not that Forrest will get past Nog.
Jones looked awesome last night. He's the real deal and comes to fight. I was kinda hoping they would scuffle more during the weigh in's.
I hope he fights Lil Nog!
I think those vicious elbows are worthy for the winner between rashad and rampage....too bad for Vera. Oh well.
hes not gonna get rampage and rashad, most likely the winner is going to get a title shot and the loser is going to fight the shogun/machida loser
it wont happen, jon jones trains wit rashad. rashad doesn't fight team mates
He is a teammate of Evans so that fight probably won't happen at all. I don't think he would be able to throw Rampage around like that at all. Rampage is much stronger than most of the other guys that Jones has faced.
Put Jones up against Silva, Couture or Lil Nog. I'd like to see Lil Nog the most.
Glass Chin Rashad is going to lose to Rampage so that doesn't matter
Bader could be one or mayby shiago silva. He´s not ready for evans/rampage winner.
I think thiago silva is a bit early luiz cain now then 1 top 5 guy and a title shot
He would destroy mostly everybody on the list little doubt IMO. He should get the winner of Shogun/Machida 2. Anybody else they make him fight is a waste of time. He walked through Vera, Hamill, Bonnar, all his opponents like they were little kids. IMO hes ready for the title now.
It's too early for him to get a title fight . He needs two more good fights, then he should get the title shot. He is ONLY 22 years old so he has a lot of time to grow and get better.
its not even about getting better. shit, if he fights for the title now, he would hang with the champ. but its not about his ability, no one is doubting that. its about money and you can make this kid a main event or co-main event and build his hype up so much more. remember, dana white is a promoter for a business. UFC is business just like everything else.
Bader has to be his next test.
it'd be a good test for both men as up and comers
i actually think they want to build them both before they waste 2 up and coming prospects against each other. i think he should fight Tsilva while bader fights the winner of lil nog/griffin
should be couture/frankiln or the Bader. He proved that he belongs in the elite category of the UFC LHW division, but put him against the winner of RAmpage/Rashad is toooooo big of a leap over everyone else. Remember he is only 22 years old. He has at least 10 years of fighting left.
I'd like to see Jones face Chael Sonnen
there in a different weight class.
You're right, thanks. But i'd still like to see that match-up.
I'm wondering if were gonna have to wait till he faces the winner of Machida vs Rua now.
I guess to see how he can do against an Olympic caliber wrestler. He would have to work on submitting ppl of his back
T Silvas a good one. The winner of Griff vs Nog i.e Nog would be good but very risky for Jones. Still can't get over that elbow. Awesome distance and swing on it unlike the usual short drubbing elbows. Marvellous eh chaps?
Jones reminds me of a young Anderson Silva...am I going too fast? I don't know but he sure does.
i agree he moves like him and they almost have the same build... i hope the hype doesnt get to jones though
The hype is not even a worry... Jon Jones is a different kind of young kid, we seen him "slip" @ the weigh ins I didn't think that was anything to be honest... But some people thought he lost his cool the thing is for as good as he is at his age he's not ****y in the least bit he's showed that he's 1 of the most humble fighters in the game rite now.,. Brandon Vera heard the hype and ran with it rite to the L column the difference is tho thats the type of Vera is after his 1rst fight he was callin out Liddell... Jon Jones even when he's the champion won't consider himself the best thats the type he is you kno wat I mean? the hype isn't even going into Jones head...
Gotta go with Thiago... good of his feet, good on the ground... heavy hands
Good match up
Same goes for Bader. I'd like to see him out wrestle Jones.
thiago isnt really good on the ground, rashad dominated thiago on the ground and jones is a way better wrestler than rashad
He didn't get dominated... he just kept getting taken down.. he always got right back up
Rashad couldn't do anything on the ground with him anyways
ya im just sayin if rashad can keep taking him to the ground, jones can easily do the same and actually do damage to thiago seeing that jones is a better grappler than evans
wtf are people thinking voting for winner of rashad vs rampage?
Rashad is his teammate,but Jones would break Rashard's glass chin anyway... Rampage is to much of a risk because of his power. The UFC still wants to build him up so.. I see him facing either thiago silva, luis cane, or someone in the mid level of the LHW rankings
i think ryan bader would match him well..
He will crush most guys at 205 without a doubt. He is the only guy at 205, that I honestly feel has the potential to hang with Anderson Silva. Dana should be very smart in how he handles Jones. This kid should be training with the best coaches and competition available. He has incredible athletic ability and power. A little time dedicated to mastering technique and the mental aspects of mma will turn this kid into a true champion.
he shuld fight winer of Shogun vs Machida
lol, hell no
I honestly don't know, I all I'll say is that I hope he fights again soon, within 3 months time and most of those mentioned above would be good fights. Personally thou I don't think Bader or Cane should be ranked around the same as Jones right now. With this Jones really moves into the top 10 LHW
I could see Him fighting either thiago or bader, but i couldn't care less i just wanna see this guy fight!
i think he should fight da winner of rampage vs evans cuz rampage would really test his brawling nd itd b nice 2 c rashad try 2 cheap out jones with his wrestleing. because it would not happen! ha ha ha!
Jones va bderson Silva!! rhe best fight there is in mma right now
Bader would be fair, that's an appropriate match-up for Jones' experience level. And, as much as I like Bader, Jones would do exactly what he did to Hammil.
I think Bader needs to fight a veteran higher ranked opponent and Jones needs to keep fightin higher ranked opponents Bader is definately ranked below him since he has less fights in the UFC Jones needs to step up not down, Bader will be joining him around the top soon tho then they can fight
Bader did knock Jardine out in Sydney. I think he deserves to move up as well. I think he would smash Vera as well. I just think Jones Bader would be a great fight, a great match up.