Jon “Bones” Jones burst on to the MMA scene in April of 2008, and henceforth has wrecked shop on the light heavyweight division. At 23, he became the youngest ever UFC champion when he destroyed Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 128, and he hasn’t looked back since.
He presently has the prestige of No. 3 ranked fighter in the MMA stratosphere, and is fast closing in on longtime reigning pound-for-pound kings Anderson “The Spider” Silva and welterweight titlist Georges “Rush” St-Pierre.
That said, with age and time (to hone his skill set) on his side, he now has the opportunity to surpass the aforementioned combatants and go down in MMA folklore as the greatest of all time.
However, there are a number of things he has to accomplish before he can reach that lofty height.
Here’s Jon Jones’ path to greatness.