Jon “Bones” Jones Defines the Concept of the New Mixed Martial Artist

By Trent Reinsmith

In case you didn’t already know, Jon “Bones” Jones has indeed arrived in the UFC. With another dominant victory—this one over a wrestler, Ryan Bader—Jones is on his way to a light heavyweight title shot at UFC 128.

While many people on B/R and many other places fail to give “Bones” his due respect, they learned a lot about him this past weekend. Jones will now face UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on March 19.

Whether you like Jones or not, there’s no denying his raw talent and incredible physique at 205 pounds. This kid has an unprecedented 84.5″ reach which gives him an obvious advantage over any opponent. The UFC has never had an athlete of his caliber; he’s very special in the Octagon and always leaves his audience wowed.

Everyone thought that it would be a wrestler that could ground him, but Jones quickly turned the tables en route to victory. Jones outwrestled Bader and submitted him via guillotine in the second round. “Bones” again took a viable opponent and made them look weak, in this case dropping Bader down the totem pole.


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