Posted by BlueSkiesBurn
Serious question; how does Bones do it with chicken legs?
A fighter as tall as he is; idealistically would be susceptible to leg kicks, a guy like Rua, looking at the job he did to Machida in their first fight; would seem to have a technical advantage over Jones. But it’s a matter of Jones’ ability to withstand leg kicks.
Has Jones ever had to seriously deal with a skilled Muay Thai striker chopping down his trees?
In a fight between Rua and Jones, out right, based on sheer physical attributes, I would have to place Jones in advantageous position, however, when it comes to technique and fighter versatility, I would take Rua hands down, assuming that Rua isn’t suffering from residual effects from his surgery.
All ring rust aside, I would still take Rua over Jones, because I don’t think Jones is yet to fight a player that is as technically skilled or as experienced at Shogun.
Jones does it with chicken legs because he hasn’t fought a person who knows how to make their leg strikes count.