Jon “Bones” Jones Is The Future Of MMA
Twenty-three-year-old Jon “Bones” Jones is easily the biggest rising star in the world of mixed martial arts. Standing at 6’4″ with an 84.5″ reach and an offensive playbook that would make Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer blush, Jones has quickly ascended the 205 lbs division with his surreal talent.
This past Sunday, the wunderkind again justified his massive hype as he made short work of former IFL champion Vladimir Matyushenko and scored a first round TKO in the main event of UFC on Versus 2. It only took Jones 1:52 to make it look like child’s play. Jones showcased his ridiculous striking ability, which was punctuated by a beautiful spinning back kick, before beating the former International Fight League champion at his own game. Jones scored a takedown, transitioned to side control, trapped Matyushenko in a crucifix and blasted his skull with elbows before referee Herb Dean saved the Belarusian’s face from further reconfiguration.
The win propels Jones up the light heavyweight ladder and has fans begging to see the talented fighter against more dangerous competition. At this point in his young MMA career, Jones has the skills to excite hardcore and casual MMA fans alike. His natural athletic ability and freakishly long limbs are problematic for all opposition. Ask Brandon Vera, Matt Hamill, Matyushenko and anyone else that dare stand in Jones’ way. If that doesn’t make you a believer, maybe this highlight video will.