No matter who you are or how old you get, never forget the things people are saying about Jon Bones Jones mirrors what people said about Lyoto Machida back in 2008-2009. The term ‘Machida Era’ wouldn’t exist if it didn’t have some sort of merit. For years, no one could develop a method to successfully tag Machida in a fight. He was elusive, sort of like that low-hanging booger residing in the back of your nose. You know it’s there, you’ve exerted all efforts on fishing it out with your finger — but it’s simply impossible to remove. That’s Machida, he’s snot — but only in the most positive way imaginable. Never count out a guy that did this to an incredibly tough Rashad Evans.
Now that we’re on the verge of seeing another rematch between The Dragon and and Bones Jones, one could easily be under the impression that he will approach Jon Jones like he did Dan Henderson at UFC 157. If those same tactics are successfully applied, then one can only assume that he will dominate Jones, as he said he did to Hendo in this ESPN interview after last weekend’s fight.