At the ripe young age of 23 years old John "Bones" Jones has slowly climbed the top of the UFC Mountain and is that much closer to his goal in becoming champion.
This past weekend at UFC on Versus 2 Jones defeated Vladamir "The Janitor" Matyushenko in a very quick fashion due to strikes. The fight was controlled by Jones and Matyushenko looked over matched and it came down to Jones having a mounted crucifix with a dominant position. Jones finished the fight and put himself in the top 5 of Light Heavyweight contenders.
Right now the Light Heavyweight division is packed with fighters that can be a very tough opponent for Champion Mauricio Rua.
With Rashad Evans, taking on Rua in the next 9 months or so, the next title shot can go to quite a few fighters. With Rampage Jackson facing Lyoto Machida the winner of that fight could face Jon Jones in the winner gaining the next shot of the champion.
The fact of the matter is that Jon Jones has proved himself with his record so far in The UFC (5-1) and has publicly stated that he wants a top 3 fighter from the division. With one fight left on his contract I think the best fight for him to see where he measures up would between the winner of Lyoto Machida and Rampage Jackson.
Jones with his age and already making waves in The UFC, there is no reason why he can't become a star focus for the company. He has already said he wants to keep his career rolling and it looks all but up for him and with 5 wins already under his belt there is no reason to argue that.
Jon Jones can really make his career skyrocket with another win against his future opponent. Dana White has finally turned the corner on Jones and said he is the real deal and is the future of the division. Jones is ready to leap frog into the championship focus and with his win over Matyushenko gets him one more step closer to the ultimate goal of becoming champion.
Jone is a young fighter with a lot of talent on his table and if he continues to harness the talent and puts in efforts like he did against Matyushenko, Jones could see himself raising a title above his head before his 24th birthday in 2011.