Who would have thunk that in his first defense as Champion, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua would be the betting underdog?
Brandon Vera couldn't slow down the hype train of Jon Jones, and now it appears unstoppable.
On Saturday, March 19th we will find out if one of the best 205-pound fighters of all time can defend his UFC belt, and further cement his MMA legacy. Or will a new era begin in the division that can't seem to find any traction with the title staying around one fighters waist?
Let's take a took back, courtesy of Yahoo! Sports, at the fight where Shogun stripped the strap from "The Dragon" and ended the "Machida era" all in one fell swoop (fight starts at 11-minute mark).
UFC 128: Shogun Rua vs. Jon Jones: Results, News and More