UFC 135 Results: 4 Reasons Jon Jones Would Crush Anderson Silva

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UFC 135 Results: 4 Reasons Jon Jones Would Crush Anderson Silva
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Jon Jones came up with a spectacular performance against Quinton Jackson at UFC 135.  Jackson was finished for the first time in his UFC career and although he claimed to have come in in the best shape of his life, Jones still put on a clinic.

Jones dominated the majority of the fight, using the clinch to keep Jackson's hands down, while when Jackson tried to go on the offensive, Jones evaded all attempts.

The fourth-round finish was just amazing as Jones showed impressive quickness getting Jackson against the fence and transitioning to back position and seeping the arm under the neck instantly.  Jones easily got in the hooks, flattened Jackson out and Jackson was forced to tap.

There have been rumblings of Anderson Silva coming back to the light-heavyweight division and a superfight with Jones would sell out a building and perhaps be the biggest event in UFC history.

Of course, a Silva superfight with Georges St. Pierre is something the UFC has been talking about for a while, but St. Pierre seems content going through a new crop of welterweights coming over from Strikeforce, so he should be good for a while.

That leaves Silva and Jones to be competing in a bout to determine pound-for-pound supremacy.  Jones has Rashad Evans next but after that, a Silva fight would be excellent.

Jones showed tonight that he could very well dominate a bout with the middleweight champion.

Here's why.

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