Not only does Jones have an enormous reach, but his standup skills are superb. B/R's Anthony Gannon broke down the UFC 151 main event, in which he described Jones' striking.
Jones deploys a wide variety of strikes. In addition to traditional eight-point Muay Thai , he utilizes spinning back elbows, front kicks to the knee, spinning back kicks, flying knees, switch kicks—you name it and Jon Jones throws it. He hasn't developed the necessary technique yet to harness one-punch kill power, but he's extremely effective at using his 84.5-inch reach to rack up accumulated damage with his striking
As if that weren't enough, Jones possesses a wrestling pedigree that allows him to dictate the location of nearly any contest. Slams, suplexes or simple double-leg takedowns are all part of his arsenal, and the Jackson fighter is always ready to unload.
If you are willing to shoot for a takedown, be careful! Jones choked out Jake O'Brien at UFC 100 when the wrestler looked to work the fight to the floor.
What happens once Jones takes you to the ground? Ryan Bader found himself defeated by a north/south choke. Rampage Jackson was treated to a rear-naked choke.