Four Reasons Jon Jones Will Lose The Belt At UFC 182

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4.) Overconfidence:

At the core of reasons Jones could lose is his massive overconfidence, which lends to his belief that he can overcome any challenge to win any fight. It could definitely be said that it is both a blessing and a curse in this instance.

He showed the heart of a true champion in his UFC 165 war with Alexander Gustafsson, the first bout he was ever truly in trouble in.

But instead of granting “The Mauler” an immediate rematch due to the fight’s incredibly controversial nature, Jones instead made the “badass” decision to face off with Glover Teixeira, a shorter and slower slugger who had yet to face one Top 5-ranked opponent in his UFC tenure.

Of course he won that fight, but then he campaigned for Cormier and Gustafsson to fight one another to decide his next opponent until he finally signed on to face Gustafsson at UFC 178.

Cormier only got the title shot when “The Mauler” went down with knee surgery.

Jones may come off as supremely confident, but that public face may mask an air of insecurity. His actions would suggest that he believes he’s already won each and every fight before he steps in the cage. As his opponents get better, that isn’t going to cut it.

He obviously underestimated Gustafsson in a big way, and it could be argued that Cormier is the more dangerous of the two.

Cormier’s nearly flawless track record could lend to some overconfidence of his own, but he’s been humbled too much in wrestling to take his latest hurdle with anything but the utmost sincerity.

If Jones takes Cormier too lightly in Las Vegas, he could see the title belt strapped onto a waist other than his own for the first time in nearly four years.

15 COMMENTS

  1. You make this a very intriguing idea that jbj may loose. I will be neutral dc has thd best wrestling,control,and power in the lhw division for sure, i see dc beating evans, rampage, glover, and vitor, becsuse he is so damn powerful. Im not saying that dc has knockout power. Im saying dc has allot of strength. Dc has the ability to negate jbj reach indefinitely, get inside, and dump jbj on his head. Jbj has imo the best MMA transitional game today, nonody is able to create true modern MMA tactical art likd jbj does. I don’t believe jbj reach will be a factor in his fight against dc, but it can be jbj uses super fast, hard, and snappy high kicks, front kicks. Jones has the chance to show his improving hand techniques as it wouldnt serve him well to kick with dc this will for sure be the most exciting lhw fight of the last couple years.

  2. I haven’t seen Jon go at a competitor like ever. Don’t count him out because. His height and reach advantage is an enormous advantage and makes up for everything mentioned here.

  3. No way can this “authority” on the sport…as he bills himself, can show face here.
    Or he must be just waiting things out. I’m going to be enjoying seeing all these JBJ haters choke on their words.
    FTR..Jon proved himself to be a real douche at the press conference. I know longer like his personality but fighting has nothing to do with that.

  4. You might of been watching the wrong fight. Jones won by a unanimous decision which means he ” BEAT ” Cormier. He took down Cormier who had never been taken off of his feat during a fight. Sorry, your guy lost, but wait, no i am not sorry. Cormier thought he was the best thing going, but Jones proved him very wrong . LOL !

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