UFC 135 Jon Jones vs. Quinton Jackson: 5 Possible Matches If Jones Loses

Adam OsterkampContributor IIISeptember 23, 2011

UFC 135 Jon Jones vs. Quinton Jackson: 5 Possible Matches If Jones Loses

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    The likely hood of Jon Jones losing his fight with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 135 on Saturday is small...very small, but that doesn’t mean he won’t.

    Fight fans have all but decided that Jackson is going to lose, but this is MMA and nothing is sure. It’s impossible to completely count Jackson out. The power he has in his fists is enough to knock anyone out.

    If the unthinkable were to happen and Jones lost, who would he fight next in a weight class where he’s been so dominant? Read on to find out.

Rematch with Shogun Rua

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    Lots of people have been making excuses on Shogun’s behalf (especially Jackson) for his loss to Jones.

    It’d be great to see a rematch between these two so we could see if Jones was a superior fighter or if Rua truly wasn’t at his best that night.

    If Rua came out like his former Pride self, this would be an amazing match up.

Dan Henderson

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    Would Dan Henderson’s experience as a Greco-Roman Wrestler be enough to control Jon Jones is in the octagon?

    A lot like Jackson, Henderson has lots of power in his hands. Unlike Jackson, Henderson has the ability to take Jones down and control him.

    Hendo's skill and experience would make for an exciting fight with Jones.

Lyoto Machida

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    Everyone remembers what happened when Machida faced off against Rashad Evans.

    Machida’s defensive fighting style would be a great match-up against Jones’ aggressive, creative technique.

    Jones’ unpredictability might be too much for Machida, but their styles make for a great fight.

Rashad Evans

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    Lots of people have accused Jones of faking a hand injury to get out of fighting Evans. Rashad says Jones is afraid to fight him.

    There is no love loss between these two, which makes for some fights.

    Let's not forget that Rashad has only one loss in his profesional recored. This fight would not go five rounds. It would be constant action, and you could count on it ending in a T(KO).

Anderson Silva

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    This match-up would be an absolute dream for any fight fan. Would Silva dare to stand in front of Jones the way he has with so many other challengers? Or would Jones’ striking finally be able to catch Silva off guard?

    Win or lose in his fight against Jackson, Jones’ next fight should be against Silva. It would be a dream fight for the ages! Not to mention a formidable win for either challenger.

    The advantage is still in Silva’s favor if you ask me.