Rampage Jackson says "Bambi legs" Jon Jones has become predictablePosted on September 16, 2011, 11:12 AM by Joey Santosus
"I am ready. But Jon Jones is in the big leagues now, and he’s not ready. He needed this fight in another couple of years’ time. Jon Jones does unpredictable things but, really, we’ve seen it now bro, so it is not unpredictable any more. We’ve seen the spinning elbow four or five times, Jon “Bones” Jones. We’ve all seen it. Maybe Jon Jones is going to get me with some knees – I expect that, it is a fight – but I am gonna get him with my hands, too. You look at those Bambi legs and wonder what happens when I hit him...Five rounds is a long-ass time to fight. It is 25 minutes of getting your ass whupped, and that is no joke." - For more from Quinton Jackson, visit Yahoo! Sports
Jon Jones' unorthodox style and flashy arsenal of strikes quickly made him one of MMA's most entertaining young talents to watch. From the spinning back elbow used to drop Stephan Bonnar to the crucifix position from which he pasteurized Vladimir Matyushenko, "Bones" appeared to be playing by his own rules. However, according to his first title challenger, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, we've now seen it all before.
A veteran of 40 fights, Jackson himself was once touted in a similar fashion as Jones, as he slammed his opponents into unconsciousness and delivered hooks with devastating force. Now, in what will be what "Rampage" has dubbed "the future vs. the present," the former champ will look to dethrone his younger counterpart when the two go head to head at UFC 135 in Denver, Colorado. So what's the word LowKick'ers? Has Jonny "Bones" lost his element of surprise or does the 24-year-old champ have a few more tricks up his sleeve?
Further Reading: Rampage Jackson: Jon Jones has my belt, and I want it back
Photo: Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, left, gets interviewed by Joe Rogan during the weigh-ins for UFC 86 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on July 4, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Francis Specker