Is there anybody on the planet that can beat Jon Jones? The UFC’s Light Heavyweight Champion ran through another icon of the sport in Toronto this Saturday night.
Add Vitor Belfort to a list that already includes Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Quentin “Rampage” Jackson, Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans.
Jones did face his biggest scare early in Round 1 of the five-round championship fight. Belfort caught Jones in an arm bar that looked like it would finish the fight. Jones’ right arm was bent, hyperextended, torn and everything but broken.
Jones told UFC Commentator Joe Rogan, “I was waiting for it to break. I was not going to tap out” (via ESPN).
After this initial scare, Jones controlled Belfort in every aspect of the fight. He basically did whatever he wanted to.
He took “The Phenom” down soon after getting out of the submission attempt and proceeded to batter Belfort with left elbows that tore up the challenger's right eye. The champion's elbows were truly the embodiment of the phrase “over and over and over and over and over, again.”
In Rounds 2 and 3, Jones chopped Belfort down, continually attacking the Brazilian’s lead knee. After mixing in a little more “over and over and over, again,” Jones got side-control and applied an Americana that forced Belfort to tap in the fourth round.
With another name added to his list of barn-yard beatings, Jones seems to have few true challengers remaining. Here are five fights that Jones could participate in, and whether the potential challenger even deserves a shot at the 205-pound champ.