Jon Jones Arm Injury

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keven vanlith PM keven vanlith
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Posted: 9/23/2012 12:43:39 PM
Could be nerve damage or maybe a break. Both fighters felt a pop.

Ironic that refusing to fight Chael Sonnen may be very costly to Jon Jones long term IF it does turn out to be nerve damage.

Also Chael Sonnen was correct about Vitor always hurting himself before fights and was again with Vitor fighting Jon with a broken hand suffered in training camp. No wonder he did not throw many punches and was content---even happy to pull guard, knowing that was his best chance considering his hand situation.

Considering his hand situation and coming way closer than anyone to defeating JJ, he has to be givin much praise, although i would personally have liked to see him pull out (like most fighters in that situation would have) to let Sonnen step in. It would have made for great prefight drama and a lot more PPv buys.
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Posted: 9/24/2012 1:54:32 AM
Vitor came "so close" yet didnt win a round.  Thats how dominant Jones is.  He is judged to a different standard.
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Posted: 9/24/2012 1:38:07 PM
Vitor came 'so close' for all of 11 seconds....the other 18 minutes or however long it was Vitor didn't sniff a chance...
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keven vanlith PM keven vanlith
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Posted: 9/24/2012 10:31:27 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by rzagza:

Vitor came "so close" yet didnt win a round.  Thats how dominant Jones is.  He is judged to a different standard.

Your correct--Jones performance IS judged to a diff. standard and using that standard, considering how dominate JJ is, never facing the possibility of losing in his previous bouts, Vitor Belfort for however short or " so close" it was, by far came the closest.

For that he has to lauded. Just ask JJ how his arm feels right now and maybe in a year from now too.
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