Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones continued his dominant reign atop the promotion's 205-pound division, handing Daniel Cormier the first loss of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career last weekend (Sat., Jan. 3, 2015) at UFC 182 in Las Vegas, Nevada (watch it).
And his efforts have not gone unnoticed.
"Bones," who is "a little off the beaten path of major American pro sports stars," according to Forbes, made the magazine's "30 Under 30" list for being one of "Sports World's Brightest Young Stars" for 2015. The 27-year-old light heavyweight is 20-1 with 15 finishes and clocked in at No. 12 on the annual list (see it here).
The top spot went to Houston Rockets guard James Harden.
In the wake of his five-round unanimous decision win over "DC," Jones will likely move on to face the winner of Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson, who throw down at the UFC on FOX 14 event later this month in Stockholm, Sweden (more on that here).
Until then, he's the undisputed king of MMA.