Hype? What Hype?: Jon Jones has Pure Talent in his "Bones"!

Tyler WilliamsAnalyst IIIAugust 2, 2010

What is hype?      

ñ Extreme promotion of a person, idea, or product.



Excessive or intensive publicity; exaggerated claims made in advertising.


publicize in an exaggerated and often misleading manner


Well whatever way you look at the word "hype", Jon Jones took the definition and smashed it in its face with devastating elbows!

Ever since Jones entered the octagon, he has done nothing but impress everyone, even in his loss to Matt Hamill due to illegal downward elbow shots.

Before that loss at The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweight Finale, Jones made his debut against Andre Gusmao at UFC 87 under a three weeks’ notice! But he took full advantage and made a big splash in the UFC 205 division.

From that point forward, Jones would look to build up his name and make his presence known with wins over good talent—    

Stephan Bonnar at UFC 94 by Unanimous Decision      

Jake O’Brien at UFC 100 by Submission (Choke)    

Matt Hamill at The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweight Finale with a loss by Illegal Elbows, but dominated the whole fight


After that, Jones rebounded and continued his dominating ways in a win over Brandon “The Truth” Vera at UFC on Versus 1 by TKO

On Sunday August 1, 2010 on UFC on Versus 2: Jones Vs. Matyushenko, Jones would have another task to complete on his way to the top of the 205 ladder.

For the time being, Jones put the doubters to shame and added more fuel for his fan base to love him even more. Jones went into the fight calm, cool, and collected to do what he had to do to get the win. Jones would beat Maytushenko in the first round of the fight with a TKO with a crucifix and landing dominating elbows.

So everyone wants to know what’s next for “Bones” Jones?

There is no doubt the talent level needs to be boosted when it comes to competition, but you don’t want push him too fast as he is still only 23 years old with tons of potential.

So who would  be a perfect challenger to pit against Jones?

One person I can think of right now is Thiago Silva who had to back out of his recent fight due to back injury. But enough of what I think.  You tell me what you think—let me know who you think will be a perfect match, not only that, how many more fights should he go through to get a title shot?