10 Reasons Jon Jones Should Move to Heayweight with a Win over Rashad Evans

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10 Reasons Jon Jones Should Move to Heayweight with a Win over Rashad Evans

The light heavyweight division was once considered the deepest in all of MMA. There were six UFC light heavyweight champions in under three years from 2008 to 2011. 

Then came Jon Jones

Jon "Bones" Jones has been simply dominant in his 10 appearances in the octagon. The only blemish on Jones' record came in a fight that was initially stopped as Jones was declared winner by total knockout over Matt Hammill.

Then after reviewing the stoppage on instant replay, the highly controversial rule of "illegal downward elbows" was implemented and Hammill was named the winner. 

 Although he looked somewhat human on his feet during Round 1 of his bout against Lyoto Machida, Jones quickly showed why he is undoubtedly the most dominant mixed martial artist at 205 pounds and submitted Machida in Round 2.

Rashad Evans presents a unique challenge for Jones simply because the two fighters used to train together. If anybody is aware of any blemishes in Bones' repertoire, it would be Evans. 

But with a victory at UFC 145, Jones should consider the light heavyweight division to be conquered and take on the next challenge. 

Here are 10 reasons why the timing will then be right for Jones to make the move to the UFC heavyweight division.  

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