Power Rankings: Pound-for-pound

Updated: September 24, 2013, 8:47 PM ET
Tuesday, Sept. 24
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A glass is half full, or half empty. Jon Jones either showed heart or showed he was human. Feels like the correct perception here is the former. If you walked away from UFC 165 with LESS respect for Jon Jones, we're not real sure what to tell you. Every title defense can't be a breeze. If it could, why would we watch? Jones got a stiff test in Alexander Gustafsson and he passed. Something kept Jones going late in the fourth and on to the fifth in that fight -- and whatever it was, not every UFC fighter has it. Some might take this close fight as a chance to critique Jones. We choose to stand and slow clap instead.