UFC Champ Jon Jones Might Be the Michael Jordan of MMA

Kyle SymesCorrespondent IIINovember 3, 2011

In a recent article for Rolling Stone, Jones is credited with being not only the best fighter of today, but will end up being the best of all-time.

"The September victory cemented Jones' status as the most brutal practitioner of precision fury in the UFC. In fact, Jones may be the best fighter the world of mixed martial arts has ever seen."

The article credits Urijah Faber with saying that he could become "the Michael Jordan of MMA." When told of Faber's high praise, Jones was taken aback.

"I don't really know what to say to that...I don't want to sound cocky, but I do hold myself in high regard."

Jon Jones has reason to think highly of himself. He's risen from the ranks of prospect to UFC champion in less than a year. He is the UFC's youngest champion and just bought a customized Bentley to get him from point A to point B.

Oh, and he's only 23 years old.

Jones has accomplished a lot which has led many to proclaim Jones as the best in MMA today.

Even Dana White charmed in by saying he believes Jones could be "one of the best ever."

Jones' career is still in its infancy, but he certainly has made an impact that few will forget. He's dominated two former champions and has virtually ran through his competition up to this point.

Jones will look to continue to cement his legacy when he takes on Lyoto Machida at UFC 140.