Rampage Jackson Backs Jon Jones To Beat Stipe Miocic, Chuck Liddell Reveals What Makes ‘Bones’ So Good

Heading into UFC 295, former UFC Champs Jackson and Liddell give their takes on Jon Jones.

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Jon Jones isn’t done at heavyweight just yet.

After winning the vacant title against Ciryl Gane at UFC 285, the UFC Heavyweight Champion enters his first title defense against Stipe Miocic this fall. Jones vs. Miocic is set to headline UFC 295 on Nov. 11, potentially serving as a retirement fight for both men.

‘If I Was A Betting Man…’

Besides a disqualification loss in 2009, Jones has managed to stay in the winner’s circle for the entirety of his storied career. Former foe Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson firmly believes ‘Bones’ will come out victorious once more when he takes on Miocic, who is regarded by many as the greatest heavyweight of all time.

“I saw Jon Jones do an interview recently and he said that he’s gonna win by first round submission. What I know about Jon Jones is his mind is really strong. So, if he says that, if I was a betting man, that’s what I would bet on,” Jackson said on The Jaxxon Podcast.

“I never bet on any fights before in my life, not yet. I will do it one day… So, if I was a betting man, I would bet what he said.”

‘Rampage’ Senses A Repeat

Jackson is convinced that Jones will stop Miocic, similar to how he submitted Gane in the first round in March.

“I think he has enough [tank in the gas],” Jackson said of Jones. “I think he’s really smart, I don’t think he’s gonna stand with Stipe. That’s why I think he said like, first round submission, he’s gonna take him down and wrestle him same way he did [with Ciryl Gane].”

Liddell On The Game Of Jon Jones

Chuck Liddell, another former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, never ended up fighting Jones in his heyday. Regardless of that fight, ‘The Iceman” knows exactly what makes ‘Bones’ so hard to beat inside the Octagon.

“Well that’s the one thing Jon does really well. One of the things is he fights where you’re not good,” Liddell said of Jones. “He’s pretty well-rounded everywhere. He picks where you’re not good. If he feels you’re a better striker  than him him, he’ll take you down. Yeah. If he feels you’re a better jiu-jitsu guy, he’ll keep you standing up. He’s been able to control that distance with people for his whole career.”

‘Rampage’ agrees with Liddell’s analysis.

“They got the best game-plan,” Jackson said of Jones’ training camp.

Let’s see how that works against Stipe Miocic at UFC 295 in New York City.

Published on September 16, 2023 at 3:22 pm
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