Monday, April 30
We're not sure exactly how long Jon Jones will be at 205 pounds -- but as long as he's here, it's his world. As angry as some fans were to see an undeserving Chael Sonnen fight for the belt, the truth is options are limited for Jones at light heavyweight. Lyoto Machida, currently ranked No. 2? Jones submitted him in less than 10 minutes. Rashad Evans, ranked No. 5? Dominated him. Ryan Bader and Mauricio Rua? Yeah, he beat those guys, too. The most intriguing name left at 205 is unquestionably Alexander Gustafsson, and Jones knows it. Jones called out Gustafsson following UFC 159, and it's a fight that would certainly generate a lot of interest. ESPN.com ranks Gustafsson No. 3 in the division, and he definitely brings a few interesting tools to put to work in a Jones fight. If Jones' next fight comes against anyone other than Anderson Silva, it should be Gustafsson.