Jon Jones Vs Deontay Wilder: Fans Debate Who Would Win In A Dream Fight
Fight fans have entered into a heated debate over a dream crossover showdown between WBC champ Deontay Wilder and UFC star Jon Jones.
User Davis Pingree took to the Sherdog forum and dropped the idea of Wilder and Jones trading blows in a fight.
And fans were torn on the incredible MMA skills of Jones and the feared punching power of Wilder.
User Zorrox suggested: "Wilder could always land big, but Jones pieces him apart in a MMA fight 9/10 times."
While nastyleft argued: "At 6'7 not the easiest for Jones not to get clipped while trying to get close. Wilder has that beyond reason type of power."
Someone else said: "LOL, Jones takes him right down or gets caught, a jab from Wilder would do serious damage."
A fourth, dabouv, added: "Wilder has a punchers [sic] chance. Jones will kick his knee to keep him away and take him down. Jones took down [Daniel] Cormier. He is such a resourceful fighter. Kicks, low single takedown, lock him up in clinch and sweep.... he gets it down and it would be over in a hurry. Wilder has to clip him coming in."
But this isn't the first time that fans have weighed up Wilder and Jones clashing with one another.
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Another fight fan, John Chambers, asked on Quora what would happen if the fight was contested in a street fight instead of MMA or boxing rules.
And UFC light heavyweight champ Jones had overwhelming support from fans under street fight rules.
Uros Raca posted: "Jon Jones is one of the best if not the very best MMA fighter of all time. Wilder is uncoordinated and predictable, also limited as a fighter. Jones is way smarter, quicker and more accomplished. He'd kill him if he took it seriously. His skill level and technical variety are unmatched. The only other guy I can think of is Georges St Pierre but he is a lot smaller. Jonny boy is too fast for Deontay."
Randy Mcglone echoed similar sentiments to Raca: "More than likely Jon Jones would destroy him. MMA is a lot closer to street fighting than boxing. Jones is skilled with knees, elbows, feet, grappling, chokeholds and how to defend against all that. Boxers don't train on all that."
And Peter Novak argued that it "would not be close" and Wilder would "have one chance" in the fight.
The user explained: "Deontay would have one chance, and that chance would be to perfectly time a lanky, experienced fighter you have never met, trained for, or prepared for, with a nearly perfect punch."
Fight fans have previously debated the idea of who would win out of a fight between 2019 Wilder and 1987 Mike Tyson.
And fans have also dreamt about another crossover fight that would have pitted a prime Tyson against martial arts icon Bruce Lee.
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