Apr 21, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Jon Jones reacts to beating Rashad Evans in the main event and light heavyweight title bout during UFC 145 at Philips Arena. Jon Jones won the bout by unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE
That's not a typo.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones hasn't played the role of underdog since his UFC 94 match-up against grizzled veteran and Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 1 finalist Stephan Bonnar.
He thrashed "The American Psycho" for three full rounds in January 2009 and hasn't looked back.
"Bones" is now tasked with welcoming former UFC champion Vitor Belfort back to the 205-pound division, following what has to qualify as one of the craziest 12 hours in mixed martial arts (MMA) history.
Dan Henderson got hurt, UFC 151 was canceled, Jones refused to fight Chael Sonnen, Lyoto Machida turned down the title fight he just earned, Chris Weidman wanted to move up in weight and Anderson Silva teased a quick return.
In other words, "slow news day."
Now that the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared (we think), Jones will face off against Belfort at the UFC 152 pay-per-view (PPV) event at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Sept. 22, 2012.
And he'll do it as the -1300 favorite on Sportsbook.
You might want to get on that while the gettin' is good.
What do you think of those odds, Maniacs, right about where you expected them to be? Or is someone getting a little too much respect?
To see what else is going on at UFC 152, including all the recent imports from UFC 151, check out the "Jones vs. Belfort" fight card and rumors right here. News, notes and other items of interest for UFC 152 can be found here.