UFC 145 Results: Jon Jones Is the Best Fighter in the World

G DAnalyst IIIApril 22, 2012

(Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
(Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Is Jon Jones the best fighter on the planet?

The answer to that question is simple.

Yes.

After joining forces with the UFC some odd years ago, Jones' impact on the game helped elevate the sport into one of the fastest growing organizations in the world.

In fact, Jones' success led him on the path to become the youngest champion in UFC history.

However, the accolades don't stop there.

After finishing Mauricio "Shogun" Rua via knockout at UFC 128, Jones would go on to defeat the remaining upper-echelon opponents in the 205-pound weight division.

Jones would finish Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in a one-sided affair via rear-naked choke at UFC 135 in Denver.

One former champion crossed off the list.

Just less than three months later, "Bones" Jones would drop another former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, to the ground by way of a standing guillotine choke.

Enter Rashad Evans.

Some would call it a bromance gone bad, while others refer to it as mere hype for one of the most anticipated bouts in UFC history.

The controversy placed no affect in Jones' dominance as he took his former teammate to the judge's scorecards, allowing him to defend his title for the third consecutive time.

And yet another former champion crossed off the list.

With Anderson Silva on the final stages of his career, or one would think, it's Jones who has taken the center stage.

"Bones" Jones should be considered the pound-for-pound best fighter on the globe.

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