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Jon Jones is going to get funky on Matt Hamill for Greg Jackson

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... they’re attacking my main weaknesses. Greg is big on getting his athletes to close up their gaps. My jiu-jitsu has to be my weakest department so he's trying to close that hole up. I've been doing a lot of wrestling and a lot of jiu-jitsu.... It's amazing. It's just a total reality check on how not good I actually am. You know what I mean? I go from a school (in New York) where I beat up everyone, and now I get tapped out and guys try to kick my head off. It's an everyday thing. It's just a big reality check in how much work I actually have to do still.... One thing about Greg Jackson is that he sees who I am and he respects who I am and he allows me to be who I am. He tells me every day, 'I love your creativity, Jon. I want more of that. What is that called? Do more of that funky thing.' He loves it. The only thing he forces is for me to be able to push the pace. Instead of one flying knee, he wants six flying knees per round. Instead of a few jabs, he wants 20 jabs per round. He wants combinations, he wants punches in bunches. He wants (me) to use the base of (conventional) fighting to set up the funkiness. He embraces it, he just wants me to take pride in this new set of lungs that I have."

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Post #1   11/28/09 9:08:05AM   

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Great read. I've never seen him fight before but I'm really looking forward to it. I've got him winning, but I can't decide how yet.

Post #2   11/28/09 10:26:44AM   

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New set of lungs!? Hopfully he fixed his cardio that was his weakest part in his game. Jones is a golod fighter and under the tutilage of jackson has bright future in store for him. I think he'll (T)KO Hamill

Post #3   11/28/09 11:16:32AM   

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Jones is gonna be twice the fighter now that he's training at Jackson's.

Post #4   11/28/09 12:23:09PM   

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I like Jones so far, although I haven't seen a lot of his fighting yet, and I think that his wrestling, and unorthodox striking combined with his amazing reach, makes him into a formidable opponent for a lot of fighters at 205.
I hope he is able to evolve and become and even better fighter.

I don't know if he'll beat Hamill though......I just can't decide.
Hamill is very strong, and he has powerful strikes and wrestling.

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Post #5   11/28/09 1:36:49PM   

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can't wait to see this guy fight again!

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Post #6   11/28/09 8:05:29PM   

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Hamill doesn't like to get hit, and i think Jones will hit him...a lot.

Post #7   11/29/09 9:14:06PM   

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I'm a huge fan of his. I love his style it reminds me a lot of my own. I hope he kos hamill with something flashy

Post #8   11/29/09 10:37:49PM   

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Jones and Greg will have watched the Franklin fight and will target a few kicks to the mid section I would think.

Post #9   11/30/09 6:46:16AM   

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I'm still not ready to drink the Kool-Aid just yet. I'm leaning towards Hamill in this one.

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Post #10   11/30/09 8:35:56AM   

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The thread title sounds like an ad for a gay porno. I've got to go with Hamill by decision in this one. Jones won't like it when Hamill refuses to go away.

Post #11   11/30/09 12:37:39PM