Last night (Sept. 24) in the main event of UFC 135, Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones swiftly sidestepped nearly every strike from his hapless opponent, Quinton Jackson, on the way to a dominant submission victory.
He did as he pleased, offering up a wide variety of punches, kicks, elbows and takedowns, and he had a gay old time while doing so. Simply put, "Bones" was like a cat, playing with his mouse.
We rarely see such effective offense mixed with a seemingly impenetrable defense, at least not in the light heavyweight division.
No, you'd have to go down to the 185-pound weight class for that ... specifically the division champion, Anderson Silva.
"The Spider" has 14 UFC victories and hardly more than a few bumps and scratches to show for it. Likewise, Jones has now run through each one of the nine Octagon opponents while barely breaking a sweat.
Naturally, fans can't help but clamor for the two to square off against each other. Let's just go ahead and settle the pound-for-pound debate right now.
There's just one problem with that, as told by UFC President Dana White at the post-fight press conference last night -- Jones still has some cleaning to do at light heavyweight.
"The problem is this (light heavyweight) division is stacked. He has a lot of fights ahead of him. The guys who have been fighting at 205 have those slots and they deserve the respect of a title fight before any superfight. And, a lot of people don't really think about this, (Silva) is 37 years old."
Sadly, the superfight so many pundits would love to break down and fans would salivate at the prospect of will likely never come to be.
Silva has stated in recent months that his home is at middleweight and that's likely where he'll stay until he retires, which, as White so adequately informed us, is just around the corner considering the pound-for-pound king's age.
Don't remind us.
Later in the press conference, thought, White did make mention of Jones moving up to heavyweight in the event that he disposes of enough challengers at 205-pounds.