However if he can beat evans and the next guy he faces dominantly like tonight then him vs AS should happen.
He has his schedule all planned out and he doesn't even know it.
He still has some challenges at MW, then he would have to drop to catch weight for GSP, after that is going up to LHW for Jones...and while he's there, why not eat some 50 hamburgers and go up to GW to fight Brock or Cain.
After fighting at HW he will challenge Jose Aldo maybe...
Jon Jones is a LHW and he is staying at LHW, for at least 3-4 years. Even though he has the body frame of a HW.
He will grow into a bigger body, because he is only 23 and he's been doing weight lifting for just over a year.
So he is growing. And as he becomes older, he will become bigger and stronger.
He eventually started training with Team Greg Jackson occasionally, then made the gym his permanent home. During his time there, one of the biggest changes he's made has been to his body. When Jones joined the gym prior to his UFC 100 fight with Jake O'Brien, he weighed 220 pounds with 15 percent body fat. Working with strength and conditioning coach Kelly Tekin, he has remade himself into a more efficient fighting machine. Prior to his UFC 126 camp for Ryan Bader, Jones weighed 222 pounds and had just eight percent body fat, meaning his muscle mass increased by 18 pounds in less than two years.
He is doing great atm. He won't give this up, for now.
So, all the others who got to fight Silva deserved it more than Jones? Come on. Ask this: who is left for Silva to fight? Sure, Chael again, but I think it will be much more conclusive this time around. Bones is not staying light heavy for long, so Silva has to happen sooner than later. Many thought Bones was fast tracked to a title shot, but look what happend tonight. I am not a Bones fan per se, but there is no denying this guy is a new breed. I stand by this call the same as my call that he would beat Shogun tonight. This is the fight that has to happen.
Not it doesn't.
It makes absolutely no sense.
Sonnen dominated Silva for 23 1/2 minutes, by using only basic wrestling.
Compared to Sonnen, Jones is:
- more aggressive
- more explosive
- more creative with his moves
- causing far more damage
- better striker, better grappler
He's better at everything,
Silva could pose some threats on the feet, but then we will think of Jones' reach and ring movement, his set-ups, the way he covers distances...and we will get a bigger picture.
I'll admit though. I would be a fan of that fight if it had a special rule, at least for one round: no takedowns!
Let Silva fight at MW. He still has: Okami, Sonnen 2, Palhares and.......Falcao.