MMA Top 10 Light Heavyweights: Yes, Jon Jones Is That Good
When I make my lists of the Top 10 fighters in MMA, I’m trying to strike the right balance between two questions:
1. Who has this fighter already beaten?
2. Who could this fighter beat if given the chance?
In the case of Jon Jones, who beat Brandon Vera Sunday night in the main event at UFC on Versus 1, the answer to the first question isn’t all that impressive: Vera is Jones’ biggest win, and Jones hasn’t beaten anyone in the Top 10. But when I really think about who Jones could beat if given the chance, well, I think the answer is, “almost everyone at 205 pounds.” And so in my latest ranking of the top 10 light heavyweights in MMA, I’ve got Jones higher than you might think.