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UFC 135 Results: The UFC Has a New Superstar in Jon Jones

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 01:  Mixed martial artist Jon Jones (L) and his girlfriend Jessie Moses arrive at the third annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2010 at the Palms Casino Resort December 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Brandon ChillingworthCorrespondent IISeptember 25, 2011

Jon Jones is the future of the UFC; he will be talked about the way fans and fighters refer to George St-Pierre and Anderson Silva right now. His decisive win over Quinton "Rampage" Jackson at UFC 135 showed fans and fighters that he won't lose for a long time.

Every decade in combat sports, a fighter comes along that seemingly is light-years better than his opponents are. Jon Jones is that guy. His athletic ability and technique are on another level from his competition.

At this point in his career, Jones is beating fighters more convincingly than Mayweather, Pacquiao, GSP and Anderson Silva. Silva is probably the only fighter that would even be able to hang with Jon the way he's fighting now.

The UFC light heavyweight division is considered one of the deepest divisions in MMA. Jon Jones is running through it as if he has no challenges at all.

Jones took out Shogun Rua while rarely being hit with anything, and Rampage was the same. The fact that "Bones" came out looking to strike with a guy known for his hard punches is only a further testament to his greatness.

Jon Jones is as well-rounded as anyone that steps into the octagon. His striking is unpredictable, and he keeps good strikers on their heels waiting for him to make a move. Jones' clinch game is now the gold standard for all of MMA. His wrestling is top-notch, and he is able to take down and control fighters with ease.

Right now, Jon Jones looks like he's invincible. He's putting together a career that could one day hold the title as the best MMA has ever seen.

He's a UFC superstar because of the way that he makes high-level fighters look pedestrian. Jon Jones is a level above his competition right now, who knows when the young champion will come down to earth.

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