4 Reasons Jon Jones Is the Most Important Fighter to the UFC Right Now

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4 Reasons Jon Jones Is the Most Important Fighter to the UFC Right Now
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Typically liberal in speaking his mind, Jon Jones made the claim that God put him on this planet to do martial arts during the pre-fight conference call for UFC 159.

Five years ago, with only a JUCO wrestling championship to his name, Jones' claim would have sounded utterly preposterous.

Today, however, with the fifth straight defense of his UFC light heavyweight belt on the horizon, Jones' statement during the pre-fight conference call for UFC 159 seemed rather accurate.

In early 2011, Jones smashed Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 128 to snatch the title by force. By doing so, "Bones" began his transformation from 205-pound prospect to the UFC's most coveted and polarizing figure.

Here's why Jones has become the most important fighter to the UFC right now.

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