Bas Rutten Says Jon Jones is Like Everyone Else – Beatable
Posted by Larry Csonka on 06.05.2014
Bas talks about the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion….
- Bas Rutten recently spoke about UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, and the fact that he is like everyone else, beatable.
On Jones Being Beatable: "Jon is one of those guys who gets caught in an armbar, and this will probably never happen again now, because he's the guy who goes back on Monday after the weekend and then he starts working on it so it will never happen again. So it made [Jones] a better fighter. But I'm just saying, if it happened with an armbar, it might happen with something else. And if somebody's really fast, they might slip something on. Everybody's beatable. Mixed martial arts, there's many ways to win, and that also means there are many ways to lose, as well."
On The Jones Fight With Gustafsson: "That's the rule – you really have to take it from the champ," he said. "I personally think it has to be the other way around, because the champ has to be so good, he needs to be way better than the other person. That's how I think about it. But unfortunately, it is like that. "We saw some crazy decisions where we said, ‘Really?' Because you have to really take it away from the champ in order to get the belt. If [Jones vs. Gustafsson] would have been a normal fight, it could have gone either way really easily. Maybe Gustafsson could have won that fight."
On The Jones vs. Belfort Fight: "Probably in training, he just dominates everybody on top," Rutten said of the champ. "And he should have listened to Inside MMA, because I was talking about it. I saw Anthony Johnson, when he was fighting Vitor Belfort. Vitor did an armbar and I saw his hip move, and I go, ‘I don't think I've ever seen somebody in that weight class move his hips so fast to get an armbar,' and he did it in the last seconds of the ground. But I said, oh God, Jones better watch out for that hip movement, because that hip movement is ridiculously fast. People always think of Vitor as a striker, and they forget about him being a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. And I was really impressed with that, and sure enough, boom, he slipped it on (Jones) really fast."