So, i am interested to hear peoples opinions on Bones Jones vs Shogun, particularly Warlords given he is a huge fan of shoguns from pride days.
Jones represents a big test for anyone. Thats guy is punching well above his weight in terms of actual experience. He is doing phenomenally well. But this could be one of those moments when the young guy on a tear and looking unstoppable comes to grief when he reaches the highest levels too quickly, suddenly realizing how deep the water are all of a sudden.
Much like Machida looking the goods before he met shogun, before meeting someone capable of making the necessary adjustments. Machida really did look a winner. If he was in against a dangerous fighter, he could ghost most guys and take an easy decision with his elusive movements. And he was capable of stopping guys if he commited to his counters, and putting weight into his straight leads. I really thought he was too elusive for the rest of the current division and looking at a good run as champ, then he finds himself staring at shogun and the shit hits the fan.
That being said, i think Jones will be a tougher fight for shogun than the Machida fights. The guy is a specimen.