I like watching Quinton "Rampage" Jackson fight, I also like to watch and listen to his pre fight and post fight comments. He's hilarious, and I think MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is lucky to have him involved in the sport. Unfortunately for Rampage, he runs into Jon "Bones" Jones on Saturday at UFC 135.
Jon "Bones" Jones has done nothing but pick apart and dominate MMA fighters in and out of the UFC. Jones only loss was a disqualification due to a downward elbow versus Matt Hamill. And let's face it, he would have one that fight easily with or without that elbow. Hamill actually evaded a bigger beat down because the fight was stopped.
Since that DQ loss, Jones has stepped up his game and proved he's the most well rounded fighter in the UFC by defeating a solid striker in Brandon Vera, two fighters with outstanding wrestling in Vladimir Matyushenko and Ryan Bader. And in his last fight, to win the UFC Light Heavyweight title, he destroyed Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.
Rampage gets a shot at Jones light heavyweight title this Saturday, but a chance is all he has. Jones will most likely dominate Rampage just like he's dominated every other fighter they have put in front of him. A dominating win at UFC 135 will just be another day at the office for Jon Jones.
Rampage does have a punchers chance. Jones has been so good in his fights that his chin actually hasn't been tested. With small MMA gloves and solid power, if Rampage can somehow land some solid chingasos to Jones cranium, then he might expose a possible hole in Jones game.
I don't think that will happen, Jones isn't only athletic and skilled, he goes into the UFC cage with excellent game plans and sticks to them with militaristic precision. Rampage is in for a tough night and is facing one more in the loss column, but I'm looking forward to his funny post fight comments.
Here is the UFC 135 fight card:
Jon Jones vs. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson
Matt Hughes vs. Josh Koscheck
Travis Browne vs. Rob Broughton
Nate Diaz vs Takanori Gomi
Ben Rothwell vs Mark Hunt
Tony Ferguson vs Aaron Riley
Nick Ring vs. Tim Boetsch
Junior Assuncao vs Eddie Yagin
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Cole Escovedo
James Te Huna vs. Ricardo Romero