UFC 135 Results: Jon Jones and the Next 7 Victims on His Hit List

Tim McTiernan@tmt2393Correspondent ISeptember 25, 2011

UFC 135 Results: Jon Jones and the Next 7 Victims on His Hit List

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    Everyone knows that Jon Jones won at this point.

    Jones proved many doubters wrong, but unfortunately, there are still more out there. He is being called the future of MMA and the future of the light heavyweight division.

    Read on to check out the next seven victims on his list and how they can get up to him.

Rashad Evans

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    Rashad Evans is the current No. 1 contender to the light heavyweight title.

    Rashad and Jones had a very public falling out, and there is a lot of bad blood between these two.

    How He Can Get To Jones:

    He's already there; he's the No. 1 contender.

Dan Henderson

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    Dan Henderson is the former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion and is set to make his return to the UFC at UFC 139 against Mauricio Rua.

    This fight is likely for a No. 1 contender's spot after Rashad Evans.

    How He Can Get To Jones:

    By defeating Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 139 without controversy.

Lyoto Machida

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    Lyoto Machida is the former UFC light heavyweight champion and has been out of action since UFC 129.

    Machida doesn't currently have a fight scheduled, but you'd be a fool to overlook Machida as a threat in the division.

    How He Can Get To Jones:

    First, defeat Rampage Jackson in a rematch early in 2012.

    Second, defeat Shogun Rua in a rematch in May 2012.

Gegard Mousasi

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    Gegard Mousasi may not be looked at as a threat by many, but that is likely because you haven't heard of him. Mousasi is a current Strikeforce fighter, but at the age of 26 with a record of 31-3-2, he is a definite threat in the future.

    How He Can Get To Jones:

    Defeat Ovince St. Preux at Strikeforce 37.

    Make leap to UFC and defeat Rampage/Rashad/another top opponent around May of 2012.

    Fight for No. 1 contender spot around September of 2012.

Phil Davis

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    Phil Davis is being pegged by many as the only person who may pose a threat to Jon Jones. Davis has a lot of hype behind him, but most people have been forgetting that his biggest win is over an underwhelming Antonio "Rogerio" Nogueira.

    Davis is still a ways off from a title shot, but last night Dana did mention something about Davis having an upcoming fight.

    Nothing has been announced yet.

    How He Can Get To Jones:

    Fight, and win, in late 2011/early 2012.

    Remains to be seen beyond that.

Alexander Gustafsson

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    Alexander Gustafsson is another fighter you probably haven't heard of, but even Jon Jones has said he's likely going to fight Gustafsson in the future.

    Gustafsson is 24 years old and has a record of 12-1, with the only loss coming to Phil Davis.

    How He Can Get To Jones:

    Remains to be seen.

The Heavyweight Division

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    If Jones gets through all six of those guys, honestly, who would be left for him at light heavyweight? Maybe Muhammed Lawal, and perhaps Thiago Silva if he gets his act together, but beyond that, there's nothing left for him in that division.

    After that, the entire heavyweight division would be on alert for Jones. Would he get an immediate title shot and try to be the first fighter to simultaneously hold two UFC belts? Would he work his way up and take people out one by one?

    I hope we get to find out.

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    Tim McTiernan is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. For the latest news on everything MMA, follow me on Twitter @tmt2393.