Simple as that, really, when you scrub away the muck. The biggest phenom in the young history of the sport faces the only light heavyweight left who has the stuff to beat him.
It's been a dizzying ride to the top for Jon Jones. But if you got lost, don't worry. Just follow the trail of carnage. And follow this slideshow, too, for his career to date in a nutshell.
(Photo h/t: Peace Magazine)