However, at least one light heavyweight fighter wasn't impressed. As a matter of fact, he is developing some legitimate bad blood with the champion.
Check out what Vinny Magalhaes had to say in an interview with MMA Fight Corner:
"I just texted Joe Silva to give me a fight in December, but I don't think it's gonna happen because of (UFC) 151 that thing that happened because of Jones. I wanted to fight. To be honest with you, Jon Jones has been screwing me over really bad lately. He's taking money out of my pocket and because of what he did with 151, I'm not gonna fight in December."
Magalhaes, a runner-up on season eight of The Ultimate Fighter, was originally scheduled to fight Igor Pokrajac at UFC 151, but the card was cancelled after Jones turned down a last-minute replacement fight with Chael Sonnen.
The original title challenger, Dan Henderson, had to withdraw from the fight just eight days before the card was scheduled due to a knee injury.
Magalhaes, who transitioned from his guard to an armbar from side control to finish Pokrajac, was also less than thrilled he did not get the evening's "Submission of the Night" bonus.
“I’ll be honest, it’s not just because I lost $65,000 dollars. It’s not because I’m not going to see that. Looking at the moves as a technician, judging as a technician, as a professional, as a grappler, my move was ten times more difficult, and you know, way more impressive than his move. Maybe that’s how people judge. Maybe they judge how big the fight is, maybe they judge the fighter as well. Who knows?”
While it seems unlikely that Magalhaes will fight before the end of the year, he named Matt Hamill or the winner of Phil Davis and Wagner Prado as an opponent he'd like to square off with next.
Do you think Magalhaes has a legitimate argument or is the Brazilian way off base here?