UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has a lot of people that think he is or is going to be one of the greatest fighters in all of mixed martial arts. Truth be told, however, his fight against former champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 135 in Denver on Saturday night marks the first defense of the belt affixed around his waist.
Beating Rampage would go a long way towards solidifying the beliefs of his backers and quelling the descent of his naysayers. That’s not good enough for Jones though. He has higher ambitions. He not only wants to defeat Rampage; he wants to be the first fighter in the UFC to finish him in the Octagon.