Jon Jones Has The UFC Light Heavyweight Division Talking

By Jeff Cain

Jon Jones has tons of hype behind him.

He’s been turning the heads of fans since his arrival in the UFC at UFC 87 in August of 2008, and his recent performances have gotten the attention of some of the biggest names in the 205-pound division.

Jones fights Ryan Bader at UFC 126 on Feb. 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, and Forrest Griffin and Rich Franklin, who also fight on the card, recently commented about the up and comer who seems destined for greatness.

“Those guys are obviously two rising stars,” said Griffin about Bader and Jones.

“As far as Jones goes, I keep saying, okay, this guy is going to be the test. This is going to see how good he really is, and he blows through that guy, so I really don’t even know how good that kid is. Every time I think somebody will give him a great fight, he beats them in a couple of minutes, so I’ve been surprised,” said the former UFC light heavyweight titleholder.

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