I think he got a bit of an easy way to a title shot. I mean he beat Gusmao, Bonnar who is tough but not a top fighter, Brandon Vera who has been cut by the UFC, Jake O'brien who is again tough but nowhere near the top, Vladimir Matyushenko who is not the same fighter he was back in the past, and then a tough prospect in Bader.
Don't get me wrong, Jones is one hell of a talented fighter, but I think he should have faced at least 1 top fighter before getting a title shot.
extremely easy road.... jon jones = brock lesnar
titleshot check big strong athletic powerful quick w/ longest reach in division check standup defeciencies check