“Bones” could easily be 20-0 had his bout with Matt Hamill been refereed a bit differently. While the disqualification loss he suffered in the scrap may be sketchy, there’s no question surrounding Jones’ status as the top 205er on the roster and arguably the greatest champion the division has ever seen. He’s sliced through Top 10 competition like a samurai sword through butter, is almost impossible to take down, and has the ability to beat an opponent in almost any position. Like the rest of the fighters making White’s cut, Jones is a one-in-a-generation talent with a spot in the Hall of Fame all but guaranteed despite his run in the ring being far from over.
Everyone has their own opinions when it comes to rankings, especially when it comes producing a rundown of the best pound-for-pound pugilists in Mixed Martial Arts. After all, there is no real way to prove P4P status, making the category far more subjective than might be the case when determining the Top 5 of a particular division. UFC President Dana White recently offered up his take on the matter, offering up a list filled with some of the sport’s elite athletes albeit not in the order many might expect. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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