For a lot of years, the light heavyweight division was the marquee attraction of the UFC. Names like Liddell and Couture were cheered and revered by fans the world over, hailed as pioneers in a sport that badly needed them.
However, for every hero, there is a villain. Or a few villains.
At the same time Liddell and Couture were in the mix, so was the ever-polarizing Tito Ortiz—a living embodiment of a love ‘em or hate ‘em mentality.
Now, in the division these men once ruled, Jon Jones has taken up the mantle of champion—and the mantle of detested crusader of evil as well.
That may be extreme, but he sure isn’t popular. Just like the rest of these former belt holders.