Are we seeing the next MMA superstar?
Jon "Bones" Jones is a monster in the ring. He fought a smart fight against Brandon Vera. You don't stand up and fight a Muay Thai fighter -- you take him down, ground and pound him.
Who do you think had the hardest hit in the fight -- Vera's illegal kick to Jones' face or Jones' elbow to Vera's face?
Looking down the road to Jones' next opponent, should it be Quinton Jackson if he wins against Rashad Evans? Or should he fight the winner of the Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio Rua? Or how about Thiago Silva?
I didn't include Rashad Evans or Keith Jardine, as possible opponents, because they are stablemates of Jones and he follows the Greg Jackson team policy. Jones told ProFighting-Fans.com, "We have a policy at Jackson’s. The number one policy is friends come before business. Friendship is way more valuable than money. It’s all about morals over business." So, at this time we leave Evans and Jardine out of the picture.
Some may say it's too early for him to fight for a belt. Remember, Brock Lesnar fought Randy Couture for the belt after only three fights. No one brings up his record anymore.
Who do you think his next opponent should be?
What style would it take to beat Jon Jones?