With his win over Matt "The Hammer" Hamill at UFC 130, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has set himself up quite nicely for a possible title shot against current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
The current issue is whether or not Jackson's hand injury will prevent him from that opportunity.
Jackson mentioned in his post-fight interview with MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani that he originally hurt his hand around December in a hotel "fight" in Japan with cornerman Dave Roberts.
"I was kicking his a** in the hotel, and I missed an elbow and I hit my hand on the ground, but then it healed up before camp. But then I was messing around sparring and then I did like an up jab, and I hurt it."
If Jackson's hand injury does not heal in time, Dana White confirmed that Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida will be next in line for a title shot against Jones.
For Jones, preparing for Jackson and preparing for Machida are two completely different animals. If it's true that styles make fights, then here are five reasons Jones should be thinking about fighting Machida more immediately than Jackson.