Surprisingly, Junior dos Santos is not as large as might be imagined and regularly comes in around 240 pounds. His power is clearly superior to Jones’, but it would be interesting to see how often he could connect against an adversary able to take him down or pepper him with strikes from outside of the pocket. Then again, one solid shot to Jones’ chin and “Bones” could end up de-boned, so to speak.
If UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones gets by Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 with the same ease in which he’s dismantled past challengers the 26-year old will be in the unique position of only having a contender or two left to face before having arguably cleaned out the division. If that day comes, Jones will need to consider other options including a potential dip of his toes in the heavyweight division’s pool or other opponents not normally associated with light heavyweight. So who might “Bones” end up battling in 2014 and beyond if he continues on his current career path? (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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