Jon Jones has rarely been in trouble in a fight, with his lone loss coming by disqualification. Yet, every scrap, some believe the opponent will finally be the one to topple “Bones”. But, that has still never happened.
According to UFC Hall Of Famer Forrest Griffin, though, he believes it is only a matter of time before Jones gets caught. However, he does realize how good he is:
“I think he’s been fighting a lot this year,” Griffin said to Eyes on the Game. “He looked like a guy who had three fights in six months, seven months. It was a decent performance. Thiago Santos is a guy who can take your belt from you with one punch. So he had to fight him in a safe manner. It wasn’t necessarily the most exciting fight but he got the job done.
“The last two guys that Jones faced, he obviously had respect for power in their hands,” he continued. “If Thiago throws a spinning heel kick, there’s your belt. It’s going to take an anomaly, almost like what happened with GSP (Georges St-Pierre). In the sport of MMA, sometimes you just get caught and sooner or later, he’ll get caught.”
Obviously, it is hard to tell if Jones will ever get caught, but Griffin believes it is only a matter of time. Currently, Jones has said he wants to fight again in December but has hinted at a possible return in November. Who he fights remains to be seen.
Do you agree with Forrest Griffin that Jon Jones will get caught soon?