'Ninja' Rua: 'Shogun' has fought tougher guys than Jon Jones

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That's what he tells Tatame.com:

"Jon Jones is a respectful athlete, he's young, but my brother is the favorite for the experience he has, he's fought tougher guys than Jones. My brother has proven it, and he'll win. The guy wants it bad, he has nothing to lose, but the experience can be the differential. He's one of the toughest fighters on MMA currently, he's tall and has a great conditioning, he's rising, so it must be a hell of a good fight. But he'll get hurt when my brother's punches finds his face. Jon Jones ain't Mauricio's greatest challenge. My brother had had great ones, and it'll be another fight on his career."

March 19 is rapidly approaching and with it, the highly anticipated match-up pitting Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio Rua against number one contender Jon Jones. Which gives everyone less than two weeks to chime in with their analysis on the fight. The latest to offer his two cents is "Shogun's" older brother Murilo, who says "Bones" is in for a surprise when his kinfolk touches his chin, one that really hasn't been tested as of yet in the UFC. In fact, despite oddsmakers inserting Jones as the favorite, "Ninja" says he's not the toughest challenge of Mauricio's career and experience will win out over youth. Anyone want to disagree with him?

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