someone tweeted an interesting point:
Jones has beaten 4 former LHW champs, pretty handily too, where Anderson has not beaten a former champ other than Franklin, and that was years ago. What you all say about this in terms of P4P rankings, etc?
You also have to figure in the fact that the middle weight belt has been held by one person for a long time. The LHW belt has been bouncing around for a long time. How long did each of the guys that JJB beat hold on to the belt? did they successfully defend it? LHW is a much deeper pool the the MW class.
The only way to really find out is to have them fight!
My two boys (7 & 5) are in Taekwondo since October last year and the Dojang has a special where the third student is free. So I'm the third one and I feel the same way! My boys are camo-belt and I'm one color behind at yellow, they like to tease me that they are at a higher belt level.
Secondly, pound for pound arguments are purely opinion based, and therefore, completely irrelevant.
Anderson has a body of work you have to look at... How EASILY he went through a string of top-level contenders. Jones has looked good, but to call him the best fighter in the world after only a few years in the sport is pre-mature. Dude is well on his way to stardom, but who knows what's going to happen with him? For all you know, a year from now, he may have a falling-out with his current camp, his wife may find out he's been cheating on her, and he falls into the same patterns of discipline Mike Tyson did after meeting Don King.
Anderson managed to overcome all those obstacles, and has no plans of deviating from a near-perfect UFC career. Time will tell if Jon Jones can do the same thing.
Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller ud
Johny Hendricks vs. Josh Koscheck KO
Alan Belcher vs. Rousimar Palhares sub
Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson KO
Hendrix has a nasty left hook that I think will find Kosh's chin, if he can put together some combos.
Barry and Johnson is a a crap shoot if you ask me, but I want Barry to win so im going with him.
Belcher is no slouch on the mat but Paul Harris will get him just like hes got everyone else.
Miller via smuthering.