Following the events of UFC 135, Jon Jones' name has been thrown into the hat as a potential pound-for-pound kingpin.
Over the weekend, The 24-year-old light heavyweight champion impressed on all levels in his masterful dissection of Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.
As the youngest UFC champion ever, there has never been a talent like Jones in the history of the sport. An aura of greatness seems to ooze from the Rochester native every time he steps foot in the octagon, and fans can't help but be captivated by it.
While Jones' stock continues rise, former Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields' plummets after his stunning UFC Fight Night 25 upset loss to Jake Ellenberger.
There are a plethora of reasons why Shields probably shouldn't have taken the fight with Ellenberger. The most obvious is the recent death of his father. As a true warrior and legend of the sport, Shields wanted to do what he loved and put on a show for fans, but sometimes you just have to take a step back and breathe.
This definitely shouldn't take away from Ellenberger, who has continued to fly under the radar as a serious welterweight contender.
With Jones' continued dominance and Shields' shocking loss, what shakeups await this month's version of the pound-for-pound rankings?