Jon Jones is in Full Control Inside and Outside of the Cage

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Jon Jones is in full control of his career inside and outside of the cage heading into UFC 135. I’ve seen a lot of writers say that he looks uncomfortable trading verbal shots with Rampage in the months, weeks and days leading up to his first career title defense Saturday Night. I beg, I don’t even beg, I just flat-out differ. As a matter of fact I almost feel like I must be watching some completely different programming.

Jones has a different, more subtle style than Rampage that maybe seem awkward to some maybe because he’s quieter? He shined on Kimmel. Watch it again. Don’t get it twisted. Rampage hasn’t gotten inside of the champs head. The spygate thing has become a dead horse at this point. It may or may not have worked better for him if he waited until fight week.

As a writer, a Jon Jones has failed me article would be a way more fun and readable angle for the public right now. I’m sorry guys, I just can’t do it. I’ve been so impressed with everything I’ve seen out of the Champ leading up to this fight. Especially at his age dealing with one of the better trash talkers of our time. Jones is just as corny as he is cocky. His jokes aren’t as polished as Rampage, that’s why it impresses me so much that he’s gotten the final word on some of their exchanges. None, I repeat, none of his little verbal jabs have gotten the belly laughs that Rampage has blessed us with (I’m watching the presser as we speak, Rampage is killing it) , but still that makes it none the less impressive. It’s nice to see that the youngster even made the stare down adjustment after confusing Shogun and getting clowned by Jackson at previous press events. Now onto what goes on inside of the cage.

Jon Jones is a freak. I mean that in the kindest way and he knows it. He’s taken his god given gifts and used them to turn himself into a modern-day Mixed Martial Arts Champion. The only blemish on his record is his one loss (if you want to call it that) back in late 2009 against Steve Mazagatti (no that’s not a typo). The way he handled Vladimir Matyushenko shouldn’t be forgotten. He did what he wanted. The way he handled Shogun Rua shouldn’t be forgotten. He did what he wanted.

Ever since the Hamill fight it’s like Jones has fully realized what he is capable of. With the help of the geniuses at Jackson’s MMA in New Mexico, he’s taken his god given advantages and above average learning curve to make it look like he’s almost just toying with his opponents. He ends  the fight when he feels most comfortable. Unless you’re a Jon Jones fan there’s not a whole lot I can do to hype this fight. Jones will end the fight how he wants with Rampage Saturday Night, without taking any damaging shots. Rampage doesn’t have the speed to get inside on Jones and “Bones” has the clear advantage in every physical aspect aside from the fists which shouldn’t be an issue.

Again, Jon Jones is in Full Control of his career inside and outside of the Octagon.

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