j4remi wrote:Jscratch1200 wrote:Great points. I think it would be interesting to see either of them move up to the next weight class. Both are highly skilled fighters, but I'm not sure how well their bodies carry the extra weight.
I think it might be a even bigger challenge for Jones because a huge reason he has been so successful is his reach. That advantage gap closes quite a bit in the HW division. Plus fighters have been figuring him out lately, not so sure how he holds getting clipped by someone bigger.
Yeah, I'm really curious about both but Jones has the more dangerous path...partially because LHW is still trying to reload while HW has a fairly sturdy top 8 or so. I'm still not a believer of half the guys in the LHW top 10, Anthony Smith included. You pull Jon Jones out and it's a house of cards with no clear front runner (Walker is the flavor of the hour but super untested). Jones vs Ngannou has passed up Jones vs Rumble as the test I'm most curious to see for Jones.
Both Miocic and Ngannou would destroy non-juiced Jones. Santos would be the LHW champion if he had fought on two good legs. What do you think about that?