Jon Jones: Where Does He Stand Among All-Time Light Heavyweight Champions?

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Jon Jones: Where Does He Stand Among All-Time Light Heavyweight Champions?
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Don't call it a comeback, but Jon Jones certainly battled from the depths of adversity at UFC 152 as he made his fourth title defense.

With the submission victory over Vitor Belfort, Jones is officially in the "best light heavyweight champion of all time" discussion.  There is no way to deny his dominance, and even though many fans felt he was already the greatest 205-pound fighter in UFC history, let us not forget the great warriors of yesteryear.

Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture all symbolize greatness in different ways and have impacted the sport of mixed martial arts for the better.  Without these legends, the UFC that we know today would not exist, and fighters like Jones could never show off their skill sets on such a large stage. 

With that in mind, how do the light heavyweight greats stack up, and just where does Jones fit into the equation?

Start the slideshow to find out.

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