on Dec 12, 2011 with Comments 0
UFC’s Joe Silva can’t even find the right kryptonite for Jon Jones
Achilles had his heel, Superman had his kryptonite, but what on earth can the MMA do to find a formable opponent for Jon Jones?
(IJR News 12/12/2011) The answer might be, “Absolutely nothing”, if Joe Silva can’t do it how the world anybody else? Joe Silva is by far the best matchmaker in MMA. but even he couldn’t help Loyota Machida at UFC 140.
John Jones displayed his ability and command of jujitsu, even against a Brazilian black belt, by choking him completely out in front of a whole lot of Canadians and Pay Per Viewers. To make matters worse, he even had referee veteran big John McCarthy fooled as it was done in stealth.
As the UFC often does, it tried to put the one person at 205 weight division that could beat its current champion. Unfortunately for the UFC, this is not going to be an easy task. John Jones has fought the best of the best. and has really no losses in the UFC. All UFC fans remember a very controversial disqualification as his only defeat.
UFC 140 can definitely go down as one of the most memorable MMA fight ever showcased. Light heavyweight champion John Jones had a slight scare as he was tagged a few times, but realistically nothing to worry about as he choked out Loyota Machida who arguably has the best stand-up besides Jones in the UFC.
In other breath taking fights, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira would not tap out, so Frank Mir just broke the Brazilians arm in order to get the fight to stop. Nogueira’s twin brother who is also named Nogueira, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, sent “Tito Ortiz” into retirement. Chana Song John also known as the “Korean Zombie” started off UFC 140 by tying the fastest knockout in UFC history, and it took him to seven seconds to knockout Mark Hominick. Hominick made a very disastrous decision when he decided not to take the stand up of the Japanese fighter seriously.
Other fights of UFC 140
WIN Brian Ebersole by Decision – Split
WIN Chan Sung Jung by KO/TKO
WIN Igor Pokrajac by KO/TKO
WIN Constantinos Philippou KO/TKO
WIN Dennis Hallman by Submission
WINY ves Jabouin by Decision – Split
WIN Mark Bocek
Nik Lentz by Decision – Unanimous
WIN Jake Hecht by Ko/TKO
WIN John Cholish By KO/TKO
Unfortunately for the fans of the UFC they will probably have to watch one more fight of Tito Oritz. However, much like his former best friend, Chuck Liddel,it is probably best for him to quit the sport of mixed martial arts before another KO.
Richard Dent (IJR News Intern)
This was probably the best UFC fight in history. UFC 140 pay-per-view card included Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida, Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera vs. Frank Mir, Tito Ortiz vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, and Chan Sung Jung vs. Mark Hominick.