UFC 140 Results: Why Jon Jones Is the Greatest Light Heavyweight of All Time
At just 24 years of age, Jon "Bones" Jones stepped inside the Octagon at UFC 140 to take on the highly talented and dangerous karate artist, Lyoto Machida.
Jones proved his age to be a nonfactor in regards of experience, as he erased an early advantage for Machida by bouncing back in the second frame.
After a Bones takedown, Machida endured vicious elbows, one which would put a cut in the center of his forehead.
The fight was stopped via doctor checkup but action resumed not too long after.
Jones continued to dominate as he had Machida pinned up against the cage where it appeared he may finish in the clinch.
But, unexpectedly, Jones placed his opponent in a standing guillotine choke, which would lead him to his second straight light heavyweight title defense.
Up until this point in his career, Jones has yet to lose a bout, minus a disqualification loss to Matt Hamill at the Ultimate Fighter Heavyweight Finale.
And while Jones has already become the youngest champion is UFC history, he's now established something far more greater
Jones has become the greatest light heavyweight of all time.
To date, Jones has defeated the likes of Stephan Bonnar, Ryan Bader, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Quinton Rampage Jackson and Lyoto Machida.
While there are more opponents that have yet to meet Jones, it's clear that Bones' fighting style is clearly too much to handle.
On top of his variety and well-rounded skills, Jones has displayed an overwhelming 84-inch-plus reach advantage, allowing him to remain back from his opponent in the standup.
Jon Jones is already the greatest light heavyweight of all time.
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