With UFC 130 just over the hill, I thought it was time for an article which looks past the event and makes some assumptions and predictions in the form of: IF Rampage overcomes Hamill tonight, will he be ready for a title shot against Jon Jones?
A question that is on the minds of all UFC fans at the moment is can anyone challenge Jon Jones? At the age of just 23, he already holds the UFC light-heavyweight championship and possesses a very impressive record of 13-1 in his MMA career thus far. Even his loss to Matt Hamill was through disqualification due to illegal downward elbows.
At nearly a decade older, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson holds all of the cards in terms of experience though, having fought and defeated the likes of Chuck Liddell, Lyoto Machida, Dan Henderson and Wanderlei Silva. With these fighters already in Rampage's graveyard, he has already proved to be a worthy contender at light heavyweight.
However, Jones has the potential to be one of the greatest fighters of all time, and here are three reasons why he would defeat Rampage Jackson should they meet in the near future.