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01-31-2011, 12:01 PM
This year in the UFC there are many questions of what’s to come and how this year in MMA will play out. Last year we saw new contenders in almost every division and witnessed some of the greatest upsets and greatest comebacks. In 2011 you can expect the most thrilling year in the UFC to date and it all starts with Jon Jones. Jon Jones, one of the most highly touted fighters in history aims to become the champion in the ever so competitive UFC light heavyweight division. Jones has captivated audiences with his creative striking and stunning Greco Roman wrestling throws, all while at the young age of 23.

Jon Jones first obstacle in his ultimate goal towards becoming a UFC light heavyweight is the wrestler out of Arizona, Ryan “Darth” Bader. Ryan Bader is a mixed martial artist, holding an undefeated record and uses wrestling as his main weapon. Jon Jones has nullified all wrestlers and their takedown attempts to date and plans to do the same to Bader come February 5th 2011. Jon Jones has been regarded as the future of MMA and some people consider him a lock to win the light heavyweight title and it’s hard to disagree with them. When you watch Jon Jones fight it is nearly impossible to be bored when you are in awe at the way he moves and strikes coming from all angles. It is easy to identify a champion inside of him when you see him fight, you can just tell he has the “It” factor. Jon Jones will become the UFC Light Heavyweight champion in 2011 and show that this Jon Jones hype train is real and he is one of the best fighters in the world.

Jon Jones has taken all of the right steps to take his amazing abilities to the next level and it all started with training under world-class MMA instructor Greg Jackson. With Greg Jackson as his coach we expect nothing less than to see flawless gamelans and techniques that ideally make the fight go exactly the way Jon Jones want. Each fight we see he is growing in his ability and beginning to look more and more like a champion. Isn’t that what we look for in a champion? Someone who is constantly improving and showing their dedication so they can rise to the top of ones sport.

Jones has showed that he has matured in this sport beyond his age defeating the likes of Stephen Bonner, Vladimir Matyshenko, and Brandon Vera. Jones most impressive performance came on March 21, 2010 when he faced Brandon “The Truth” Vera. In the first round Jones quickly showed his dominance with a quick takedown. He landed in Brandon Vera’s guard and instead of trying to escape guard he postured up and threw his signature elbow, crushing into the face of Vera breaking multiple bones in his face. Vera then turned over and Jones finished off the injured Vera with follow up punches. Jones showed to the world that night on March 21st that he is not messing around and wants to be the best fighter in light heavyweight division. Jon Jones takes on 2011 at full force with one goal in mind, become the UFC champ, to do this a few things must happen. If Jones plans on becoming the champ in 2011 he must first defeat Bader in a way that he makes sure everyone knows he is the better fighter of the two. His next fight would most likely come against the former UFC champion Rampage Jackson. Though everything points towards Jones for this fight, Rampage is known for he immense power in both hands that can end the fight in the blink of an eye. Rampage however has many weaknesses that can be exploited as Forest Griffin demonstrated when he landed a barrage of kicks to Jackson’s legs leaving him almost crippled. When Jones gets past Rampage he will have to face the winner of Rashad Evans and Shogun Rua. Jones is great friends and trains with Evans and has said he will not fight him, but maybe a title shot will change his mind. If Shogun Rua wins the bout, Jones will have his hands full with one of the best strikers and by far the best Jiu-Jitsu practitioner he will ever face. Shogun is known for his explosive power and accurate kicks and punches, but his ground game is exceptional too. Shogun is very good of his back and able to sweep his opponents into positions where he can finish the fight or get back to his comfort zone on the feet.

Jon “Bones” Jones will become the UFC light heavyweight champion and prove that he was not hype but really the best fighter in the UFC. Jones will show you do not have to be arrogant and cocky to be a great fighter and a champion. He will show to everyone that with hard work and determination even a normal kid from Rochester, New York can sit atop the MMA world. Jon Jones will be a champion in 2011.

01-31-2011, 09:54 PM
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