UnderGround Forums Rogan: Reyes most dangerous Jones opponent since..

2/5/20 10:47 AM
1/1/01
Posts: 62562

During a recent Joe Rogan Experience podcast, the host talked about UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones' challenger in the main event of UFC 247 on Saturday.

"I believe that Dominick Reyes is the most dangerous fighter Jon Jones has faced since Daniel Cormier," said Rogan as transcribed by JJed Meshew for MMA Fighting. "I think Dominick Reyes presents a very unique set of challenges. First of all the length. The undefeated record, he is 12-0. There is confidence that comes with undefeated records, and Dominick is extremely confident. He's a believer in himself and that belief in himself has led him to stop guys like Chris Weidman, to knock out OSP with one second to go. He's got belief in his power. He's got legit one-punch knockout power. He has great footwork and movement. He just had the opportunity to see Jon struggle with Thiago Santos, he has a style, he can mimic that kind of success, the chopping at the legs."

"I think this is a dangerous fight for Jon, but I also think Jon knows it is a dangerous fight for Jon and Jon is a champion. A real champion, the greatest champion the light heavyweight division has ever known. unquestionably, and I think he is going to rise to the occasion. I think we are going to see the best Jon Jones. I think Jon Jones needs a real threat to scare him and work him up, and I don't know if Thiago Santos was that for him."

"Thiago Santos was a title defense and a chance for him to fight, but I don't think that is what he gets scared of. I think Jon needs someone like Dominick Reyes, a real threat, so we see who he was in the second fight with Daniel Cormier when he head kicked DC and knocked him out or the second fight with Gustafsson when he smashed him. That is the real Jon Jones, Jon Jones when he's pressed, and I think Dominick Reyes presents that kind of a problem and I think you're gonna see a killer Jon Jones this weekend. I think he's gonna be on fire."

2/5/20 10:54 AM
8/23/04
Posts: 6968

I don't know why he thinks that, Thiago Santos was just as dangerous if not more. Nothing new for Jon. 

2/5/20 10:54 AM
9/19/13
Posts: 7506

We all know Jones will LIKELY win, but a lot of fans want him to lose to humble him.

2/5/20 10:56 AM
9/19/13
Posts: 7507

"Like when he crashed into that lady's car and took off. I was like GOSH..oh man. I just felt bad he was doing it in the first place..oh man."

 

Rogan...the master bullshitter.

2/5/20 11:48 AM
9/19/13
Posts: 7509
sureshock -

I don't know why he thinks that, Thiago Santos was just as dangerous if not more. Nothing new for Jon. 

because santos doesn't have a big frame for 205. hes more muscular. Reyes has a natural athlete's body type for 205 like Jon does.

2/5/20 11:58 AM
9/13/18
Posts: 899

Funny that they talk about Reyes size as a factor.. Santos and Smith were both tall and had size, and we all saw what happened there. 

Of course Reyes has a chance, but I don't think him being 12/0 matters, and I don't think hes some kind of genius like some have said. Let's see how his nerves are when he gets in there with Jones, for all we know Reyes might freeze up like Smith did. He absolutely has a chance tho, no one stays on top forever.

As far as humbling Jones goes... I think he already did that to himself. I don't find him as cocky as people make him out to be. And if he is, just think about this, he's fought so many prior champs, he's been the champ for a decade pretty much. Confidence gets kinda twisted sometimes. He is the best in the game tho, I'd like to see how far he can take it. 

2/5/20 12:00 PM
9/19/13
Posts: 7514
Swamp Donkey -

Funny that they talk about Reyes size as a factor.. Santos and Smith were both tall and had size, and we all saw what happened there. 

Of course Reyes has a chance, but I don't think him being 12/0 matters, and I don't think hes some kind of genius like some have said. Let's see how his nerves are when he gets in there with Jones, for all we know Reyes might freeze up like Smith did. He absolutely has a chance tho, no one stays on top forever.

As far as humbling Jones goes... I think he already did that to himself. I don't find him as cocky as people make him out to be. And if he is, just think about this, he's fought so many prior champs, he's been the champ for a decade pretty much. Confidence gets kinda twisted sometimes. He is the best in the game tho, I'd like to see how far he can take it. 

I guess we'll find out Saturday.

2/5/20 5:28 PM
12/7/10
Posts: 2461
sureshock -

I don't know why he thinks that, Thiago Santos was just as dangerous if not more. Nothing new for Jon. 

I think Santos was even more dangerous because he's so much more physical and aggresive than Reyes. And as far as Jon never fighting anyone like Reyes, how many 11 time defending champions has Reyes faced??

2/5/20 5:46 PM
11/18/14
Posts: 4089
oranos -
Swamp Donkey -

Funny that they talk about Reyes size as a factor.. Santos and Smith were both tall and had size, and we all saw what happened there. 

Of course Reyes has a chance, but I don't think him being 12/0 matters, and I don't think hes some kind of genius like some have said. Let's see how his nerves are when he gets in there with Jones, for all we know Reyes might freeze up like Smith did. He absolutely has a chance tho, no one stays on top forever.

As far as humbling Jones goes... I think he already did that to himself. I don't find him as cocky as people make him out to be. And if he is, just think about this, he's fought so many prior champs, he's been the champ for a decade pretty much. Confidence gets kinda twisted sometimes. He is the best in the game tho, I'd like to see how far he can take it. 

I guess we'll find out Saturday.

wait for see bro

2/5/20 7:40 PM
10/8/08
Posts: 2373

i remember when rogan said askren was the mostly dangerous wrestle/grappler too

2/5/20 8:18 PM
11/11/12
Posts: 14301

lol rogan is high (he really is) reyes ain't shit.

2/6/20 3:29 PM
8/10/05
Posts: 39740
danggook - 

lol rogan is high (he really is) reyes ain't shit.


What's your excuse?