UFC Video Debate: Is Jon Jones the Greatest Light Heavyweight of All Time?

Jeremy BotterMMA Senior WriterMay 3, 2012

In the span of just a few years, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has amassed one of the best resumes in the history of combat sports. 

Yes, he's young. Yes, he's only defended his championship three times. And yes, he has a long time left before he can be considered one of the greatest fighters in the history of the sport.

But discussions are already taking place about Jones' place in the history of the light heavyweight division. By handily beating Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans, Jones has carved out a place amongst the light heavyweight greats. 

But where, exactly, does he rank? Is he already the best light heavyweight of all time, at just 24 years of age? Are the fighters he's beaten impressive enough to earn him a place at the head of the table?

In the video above, Bleacher Report lead writers Jonathan Snowden and Jeremy Botter discuss Jones and his place in history.

You can join the conversation by leaving your thoughts in the comments below. Is Jones the greatest 205-pound fighter in history? Or is it much too early to make such a claim?

Tell us what you think!