You might be wondering why Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) decided to put a microphone on Jon Jones when he sat cageside to watch Anderson Silva defend his 185-pound title against division number one contender Chris Weidman at the UFC 162 pay-per-view (PPV) event last July in Las Vegas.
That honor is usually reserved for fighters expected to face off at some point down the road.
And despite the fact that "Bones" is a weight class above "The Spider," the chance of them squaring off in 2013 was a very real possibility. That is, until the "All American" went and threw a monkey wrench into those proposed "super fight" plans with a thunderous second-round knockout.
Jones' reaction at the 3:05 mark pretty much sums it up.
Interestingly enough, Jones doesn't have much to say as the championship fight unfolds. Instead, it's Urijah Faber, who joins the 205-pound champ to offer his insight into what turned out to be the biggest upset of the year. And the funniest part is hearing "The California Kid" tell Weidman to stop trying to slug it out on the feet.
He was wrong. We all were.
Silva will get a second chance to make things right when he rematches Weidman at the UFC 168 year-end show this December, while "Bones" tangles with light heavyweight number one contender Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 later this week.
Any guesses as to who will be mic'd up for "Jones vs. Gustafsson" in Toronto?