by Jeff Cain – MMAWeekly.com
The Jon Jones hype is at an all time high after his first round finish of Brandon Vera at UFC on Versus 1, but UFC president Dana White doesn’t think Jones is ready for a title shot just yet.
“I’d like to see him get another year under his belt,” White said following the first UFC event on the Versus network.
“And in that year, before he got a shot at the title, he’d have to take out Rashad (Evans), Rampage (Quinton Jackson), possibly Shogun (Mauricio Rua) or (Lyoto) Machida, and then get the title shot,” added the UFC president.
Jones is only 22 years old, but has been flawless in his career and the UFC outside of a disqualification loss to Matt Hamill for the use of illegal elbows in a fight that he was dominating.
Despite not thinking Jones is ready for a shot at the light heavyweight title, White has high expectations for the Greg Jackson trained athlete.
“There aren’t many guys out there like this guy,” said White. “God knows what this guy can do. It’s going to be interesting to watch.”