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Wednesday, 09/21/2011, 06:14 am

VIDEO: Fighters Predict Rampage vs. Jones

“One thing I experienced with Rampage, (he has) a very strong core. Jon may take him down if he uses his leverage and a lot of his judo, I think that’s probably how he’s going to get him down. But if he just tries to shoot in on him, Rampage may be pretty tough to take down off just a shot. … I think that Jon Jones uses his range and his speed to keep Rampage off balance and at the same time using his ability to take Rampage down to try to impose some of his will. I think Jon tries to get it done, I think he does it standing up.” – Rashad Evans

“I think Jones is a phenom and he’s very technical but I think too many people are writing off Quinton … His speed and power, I guess I’m kind of picking Quinton on the backside.”
– Frank Mir

“It’s gonna be pretty simple. If Rampage can put his boxing, he has a chance to knock Jon Jones out, that’s no doubt. Rampage is on … he can put people to sleep pretty fast. … It’s easy to predict. Rampage, the only chance is to knock him out. Jones has the kicks, the elbows, the scramble, the takedowns and he’s the new version of MMA.”
- Vitor Belfort

“I hope Rampage knocks him out. Rampage is my boy and I want to see him win the title. I want to see him be successful. Hopefully he wins. But Jones is just unstoppable right now, so, I don’t know. Rampage, knockout, first round. … I hope Rampage knocks him the hell out, that would be great.” – Tito Ortiz

“60-percent for Jon Jones, 40-percent for Rampage. Rampage is a good fighter, Jones is too but in my opinion, Jon Jones has a little more chance.” – Mauricio Rua


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28 Comments to VIDEO: Fighters Predict Rampage vs. Jones

  1. e says:

    i agree with them all! cant wait!!!

  2. ThaGreenBandit says:

    Rampage needs a K.O. to win. Hopefully he can pull it off

  3. bizzle says:

    Shogun made the prediction that is most logical.. I see it 60/40 as well in favor of Jones.. Rooting for Rampage to land that gliding hook though..

  4. Ryan W says:

    You guys are crazy, Did you see what jones did to Bader? and Shogun? Rampage doesn’t have a chance! Only way for him to win is if he gets inside jones’s guard and K.O’s him. I mean c’mon, He went all the way with hamill, and almost lost to machida. There’s just no way. Jones all the way baby!

    • Shawn says:

      Bader isn’t Rampage (he can beat Bader). And Shogun wasn’t even 100% going into that fight. He even knew he wasn’t ready and knew he was going to lose. Jones hasn’t faced Machida. And the Shogun that beat Machida, wasn’t the Shogun that faced Jones. Rampage did go the distance with Hamil, but he punished him for it.

      If it stays standing, Jones will win. If Jones can take Rampage down and keep him on his back, he will win. But if Jackson can close the gap and take Jones down, he’ll GnP the crap out of Jones. If Jones for one sec takes his eyes off of Rampages right hand, he’ll be in la-la land. Jones has never been hit. And when Jackson lands that right, Jones is going to go “oh shit!” I have a feeling his chin isn’t as strong as he thinks. To date, this will be Jones biggest test.

      • Will says:

        You can take the GnP out of the equation for Page. No doubt he has a great chance of knocking him out. But getting Jones to the ground doesn’t happen. Funny thing people forget is he has yet to be taken down in his carerer. For Page to win he has to be way better all around then he was against Hamil. Unlike Hamil Jones is a way better wrestler and striker, and crazy thing is he has only been doing this for 3 to 4 years and is always showing up better than his last fight. I really like Rampage but I don’t see him beating Jones. Jones by TKO or Sub in round 3

      • JAT says:

        bro shogun said himself that he was 100% for the fight. he also said jones was too strong for him and overwelming. always going to be excuses.

  5. adrian says:

    lmao that had to edit vitor 3 times cos he wouldnt get to the point.

  6. adrian says:

    lmao they had to edit vitor 3 times cos he wouldnt get to the point.

  7. EffLay&PrayFighters says:

    Rampage has a really good chance. Jones fought a recovering Shogun & the way rampage punished Hamill?! watch the UFC countdown. Peeps think all Rampage has is punches… AND Jones chin is still very questionable. WAR RAMPAGE FTW… Jones will NEVER be the PEOPLE’S CHAMP… just like his boyfriend GaySP!

    • Joe says:

      only reason rampage “punished” hamill was by not giving him the win at the end unlike jon…. come on son

    • Shawn says:

      GSP may never be certain people’s champ. But his IS The UFC Welterweight Champion. Has been for quite some time. No matter how you look at it, he’s taken on everyone put in front of him since losing to Serra (which was a fluke on Serra’s part), and punished them. Just look at all their faces at the end of the fight. Nuff said.

  8. Michael says:

    I think jones has more techniques to win this fight , but rampage has knockout power and more experience. I’m leaning towards jones winning, but will not be surprised if rampage knocks him out. Either way I’m just pumped to watch it…come on saturday, hopefully rampage hasn’t got into his head and broke him mentally

  9. Joe says:

    you guys realize everyones saying “only chance page has is by KOing Jon”

    …..SAME THING THEY SAID ABOUT BADER and SHAZAAAM BABY

  10. Robsta says:

    If Rashad can take down Page and dominate him, I have no doubt that Jonny Bones will do the same……just a bit more violently. lol

  11. Matt says:

    Muscle memory is what will win this fight. This goes for both offense and defense. I see that Rampage has the offense aspect of that, whereas Jones has both. Although Rampage has the aggressive offense and natural punching ability, Jones’s defense with regards to muscle memory is all natural. He will be able to naturally move away and avoid the punches from Rampage and pick the right moment to follow through with his combos. Rampage will have an extremely difficult time defending against the combos. We have seen all too many times that Rampage can withstand a one two combo with his defense, but his hole there is dealing with the 5-6 combo moves.

  12. TEMPHUiBIS says:

    -]. I hope Bones shuts Rampages mouth .[-

  13. Ninjaman says:

    Will and Grace, settle down! Rampage can talk all he wants he has earned it!

  14. Joegun says:

    I hope overconfident jones gets nailed with a vanderlei-esque hook and gets ko’d.i wanna see the leg twitching and everything. He’ll probbly run around or obviously use his mr fantastic reach and angles but I think he’ll make a mistake and get put to sleep!! Then probbly kill rampage in the rematch. Rampage 100%

  15. ScrubJONES says:

    Its SOOO FUCKIN DUMB how people call Jones the future or the next gen, the only reason he has done as good as he has is his reach, the longest in UFC, so i guess if every upcomming fighter has an 84.5 reach huh. I will not respect Jones until he actually learns how to use his reach and height correctly.

    • Dude... says:

      …stop using the public library’s computer to come on bjpenn.com and go enroll yourself into the nearest elementary school. Your post is the DUMBEST post ever on the subject of Jon “Bones” Jones. Seriously. It’s hard to believe someone who would THINK and TYPE this actually walks around in public. Ponder this: Stefan Struve is 6’11” with an 83″ reach. Braddah was knocked out by JDS, Big Country, and Braddah Travis, all who are shorter and whose reach is less than Struve. Think before you use the term “the only reason.”

  16. Troy says:

    THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE NEED TO REALIZE AND I WILL STAND BY MY WORD I AM NOT COUNTING RAMPAGE OUT FOR THIS FIGHT BUT IN SAYING THIS JONES GOES IN ALL OF HIS FIGHTS WITH A SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGE HIS ODD BODY SHAPE BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS HIS TECHNIQUE IS NOT ALL THAT GREAT BUT HE IS MUCH BETTER THAN ME LOL THE SAME WAY GSP HAS PURE STRENGTH, AND ATHLETICISM AND SILVA HAS MUAY THAI AND SICK AND WICKED STRIKING DEFENSE THAT IS WHAT JONES POSSES ONCE AGAIN I WILL NEVER COUNT RAMPAGE OUT BUT I DONT GIVE HIM THIS FIGHT THIS IS MY “WHO WILL BEAT THE CHAMPIONS LIST” AND I THINK MANY WILL AGREE :) (IM MISSING TWO)

    JON JONES VS ALEXANDER GUSTUFSON
    CAIN VELASQUEZ VS FRANK MIR
    ANDERSON SILVA VS CHAEL SONNES 2
    GSP VS JAKE ELLENBERGER
    FRANK EDGAR VS (?) HAVEN’T SEEN HIM FIGHT MUCH
    DOMINICK CRUZ VS EDDIE WINELAND
    JOSE ALDO VS (?) HAVEN’T SEEN HIM FIGHT MUCH

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