Everyone loses. There are a handful of UFC fighters who are undefeated like Brian Ortega, Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Karolina Kowalkiewicz and a few others. But it’s mainly because they haven’t faced high caliber competition or their skill set is much higher than that of their opponents. But there’s one guy who we haven’t seen lose who has faced the best of the best. Jon Jones.
Any Matt Hamill fans, I’m going to ask you to sit down.
Jon Jones’ career has many highlights both inside the octagon and outside the octagon. But most recently he was pulled from his fight with DC because of an USADA violation. Since then the investigation has taken a turn and both Jon and Brock might receive a reduced sentence. Usually when that happens, it’s because they failed their test, but they prove that it wasn’t “intentional”.
Anyways, is this distraction going to a play a role in Jon’s first loss? It’s been rumored that Jon will fight Anthony Johnson in his first fight back from being pulled off UFC 200. Johnson of course, just knocked out Glover Teixeira in 13 seconds. I’m all for Johnson vs DC for the belt, but who would you pick in the Johnson/Jones fight?
Let’s take a look back at some amazing moments.
Was Silva just too cocky? Nearing the end of his career? A combination of both maybe.
Did Rousey just assume she would run through Holly? Was her corner and her game plan just terrible?
Did Conor just get lucky? Was Jose too emotional in his approach?
Did Renan stop improving as TJ improved drastically? Did USADA play a role in Renan’s career?
You can always come up with a reason as to why a fighter lost or what could have played a role in a loss. For Jon Jones vs Anthony Johnson I see the perfect storm brewing.
In his last fight, Jon was going through a lot of legal issues outside of camp. The amount of stress he was dealing with along with the change in his training routine are two reasons for his poor performance. Jon put on a lot of muscle for his fight against OSP. But during the fight Jon didn’t look like Jon. When the fight ended, Jon got the unanimous decision, but I believed, had that been DC in the octagon that night, he could have won that fight.
Now on the other hand, we have a knockout powerhouse in Rumble. He’s been very active, fighting three times per year. He has a lot of momentum going into his next fight. So is Johnson vs Jones the next big upset?
Tweet me and let me know. Do you see the same things I do? Will this be the perfect storm that will give Jon his first real loss?