We're finally near the end of having to talk about how Jon Jones portrays himself in the public eye and more about what he does inside the Octagon. At least, I hope we are.
Jones will take on Vitor Belfort at UFC 152 on September 22 as part of a main card that also features Benavidez/Johnson, Bisping/Stann, Hamill/Hollett and Swanson/Oliveira. Of course nothing is certain and at this point I wouldn't be surprised if one of those top names pulls out of the fight an hour before it is supposed to take place.
For now, let's focus on the positive. The card is in good shape to move forward and we have one of the greatest fighters the sport has ever seen fighting in the main event.
"Bones" flew up the ranks with record speed. He had six professional fights (6-0) before getting his shot with the UFC. Those six fights took place within a span of four months. Two of the six wins were decided by a knockout within 36 seconds.
You will find four of his six pre-UFC fights here in this slideshow. The other two fights (Anthony Pina and Parker Porter) are nowhere to be found anywhere on the internet. If you have access to those two fights, please contact me and I will add them and credit you for finding the fight. Please be aware that a simple search will yield a positive result for both those fights, but they are mislabeled.
As you watch these, take note as to how fast Jones appears to evolve from each fight. Enjoy, and let's hope the 152 card stays intact.
Joe Chacon is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report and a staff writer for Operation Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @JoeChacon.