Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE
What has made Jon Jones so much better than all of his past opponents? According to Rashad Evans, it's the simple fact that "Bones" fights with very little fear and is willing to take chances to get the job done.
"The reason why he fights so fearlessly is because he really doesn't have that much fear. The minute you start having fear is the minute you become like everybody else who competes -- afraid to take chances, afraid to pull off those big moves that you did in practice. That hesitation leaves you vulnerable for a counter."
-- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has steamrolled through most of his opponents in his ridiculously new mixed martial arts (MMA) career, In fact. "Bones" is already well on his way to cementing himself as one of the greatest of all time thanks to perhaps the most impressive championship runs in recent memory. It's not that it's been easy -- he's just made it look that way. According to his former training partner Rashad Evans, "Bones" has achieved this for the simple fact that he fights "fearlessly" and is willing to take chances. However, according to "Suga," the minute Jones stops doing what brought him to the dance is the minute he will become vulnerable to a nice counter, and perhaps, take a trip down to reality. Such was the case with past greats such as Chuck Liddell, Fedor Emelianenko and even current welterweight king, Georges St. Pierre, who, as their careers progressed, seemed to lose an edge, killer instinct or fearlessness after having suffered devastating losses to Quinton Jackson, Fabricio Werdum and Matt Serra, respectively. With UFC 159 a few months away, you can bet Jones will do his best to stay on his "A" game and keep doing what he has been doing as he prepares to face Chael Sonnen on April 27, 2013. Will Jones eventually suffer the same fate as the aforementioned legends? Can a hesitation from the 205-pound champion send his world crashing down? Who can instill the "fear" in "Bones?" Dan Henderson, Daniel Cormier, "The American Gangster" or some up and coming fighter climbing through the ranks?