UFC 140 Results: Who Is Left to Face Jon Jones at Light Heavyweight?

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UFC 140 Results: Who Is Left to Face Jon Jones at Light Heavyweight?
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Many people have already compared Jon Jones to Anderson Silva, who is widely considered the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world today. Jones currently sits as champion of the light heavyweight division of the UFC with a 15-1 record. 

Despite being only 24 years old, he has already accomplished more than many fighters can achieve during their entire careers.  

Jones became the light heavyweight champion with a dominating win over Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. His first title defense came against the dangerous Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, where Jones systematically controlled the fight, eventually earning a stoppage by rear naked choke. 

Then came Jones' second and most recent title defense against a fighter who many fans considered Jones' greatest threat in Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida.

While Jones seemed initially thrown by The Dragon's elusive style, the young champion was able to come back in the second round and open up the challenger with a vicious elbow and eventually put him to sleep via standing guillotine choke.  

So the question remains: Who is left to face the champion at light heavyweight in the UFC?

The following is a list of fighters for Jon Jones to face. While they may not be the best in the division, they can still offer some level of competition to the champion. In turn, Jones will grow to the point where he may have to move up the heavyweight ranks.

Some people already feel that is where he truly belongs due to his size.

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