Jon Jones' Toughest Fights

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Jon Jones

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Former light heavyweight champ Vitor Belfort openly expresses the core of his excitement over fighting Jon Jones on Sept. 22, calling the 205-pound champion the best mixed martial artist ever. It's easy to figure out how Belfort reached his conclusion: Jones' dominance during his five most recent bouts is arguably the most impressive run of any fighter in combat sports history. All five opponents were contenders, four were ex-light heavyweight champions, and only one went the distance. Jones is the best mixed martial artist ever? Belfort might be right. -- Franklin McNeil