UFC 135 Results: 5 Fighters Who Could Give Jon Jones a Real Test
Jon Jones defeated Rampage Jackson this past Saturday in a convincing manner. He neutralized Rampage by using his quickness and his long reach to stay out of trouble. This led to Jones choking out Rampage towards the end of the fourth round.
Jones is one of the hottest fighters in the UFC right now, so which fighters could actually give him a good fight?
5. Forrest Griffin
Many people forget that Forrest Griffin used to be a light heavyweight champion—after defeating Rampage Jackson.
Griffin is one of the toughest fighters in the UFC and will fight anyone, anytime.
Although Griffin has had some big losses, such as his last fight against Shogun, he could pose a threat to Jones if he works his way back up the ranks in the 205 pound division.
He is a fighter that, if given the opportunity to ever fight Jones, would brawl it out with him.
4. Dan Henderson
Dan Henderson has had his differences with the UFC, but will be back in action in UFC 139 to take on Shogun.
Henderson just came off one of his biggest wins in his career by defeating Fedor Emelianenko. His bout against Shogun is assumed to be for the No. 1 title contender spot in the division.
Henderson has strong wrestling that could pose a threat to Jones. He also has extremely heavy hands, if you don't believe me, just ask Michael Bisping.
3. Lyoto Machida
Lyoto Machida is considered to be one of the most elusive fighters in the whole UFC. He has an extremely unorthodox style of fighting, as he incorporates his training in Shotokan karate.
Due to Jon Jones's inexperience, Machida could potentially throw him off his game if these two were to square it off in the Octagon.
Machida is coming off one of his most flashy wins as he knocked out UFC legend Randy Couture with a jumping front kick.
2. Rashad Evans
Rashad Evans is the man that will meet Jon Jones in the next match for the light heavyweight belt.
Evans and Jones have had a history of disliking each other due to an array of reasons, including training camps, etc.
Evans has the strength advantage on Jones and would pose a big threat to take away that title belt from the youngster, Jones.
1. Anderson Silva
The likelihood of Anderson Silva facing Jon Jones anytime soon does not look good.
Silva is in the middle of talks with Georges St. Pierre's camp about a potential super-fight, but a potentially more entertaining super-fight would be for Silva to move up a weight class and face Jon Jones.
These two fighters would literally create fireworks in the ring, and it could potentially be the biggest pay-per-view event ever for the UFC.
Dana White needs to make this fight happen.