Jon Jones Dominates Anthony Smith "Start To Finish" At UFC 235

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Jon Jones is a controversial determine within the sport of MMA, largely as a consequence of a spotty disciplinary file, and the one “No Contest” he suffered towards Daniel Cormier in 2017. But since returning to the game, Jon Jones has made a concerted effort in canceling out the nuisances.

By accepting a title problem from  Anthony Smith, Jones knew he was up towards a sturdy opponent, who would doubtless go the space if he did not show some stage of creativity within the octagon. After selecting up stoppage victories over Maurício “Shogun” Rua, and Rashad Evans, since transferring up in weight, Smith entered the Octagon final night time a heavy underdog, albeit one with a fighter’s likelihood at a choice victory.

In the tip, Anthony Smith did make it to the playing cards, however unlucky for him, Jon Jones’ dominant show from begin to end, left little doubt over the ultimate consequence, even after referee docked him 2 factors on the scorecards for administering an unlawful kick to the face. Smith might have pleaded his case proper there after which, however in true sportsmanship, he determined to forego a disqualification bid, thus prolonging the battle right into a fifth and remaining spherical, which Jon Jones wound up dominating, as soon as once more.

In the post-fight Q&A’s, Jon Jones selected to not single one other Light Heavyweight, deciding as an alternative to let the competitors determine their very own destiny, in tandem with the UFC’s secretive “matchmaking” insurance policies. Hats off to Anthony Smith. His popularity is understood to be so sturdy, and now I do know why his identify is Lionheart,” Jones advised Joe Rogan, together with his defeated opponent over to the facet. “I’ve by no means had somebody discuss to me whereas I am hitting them. This man is so sturdy. He’s just like the terminator.”