Jones simultaneously proved and re-affirmed that he is indeed the best by defeating Cormier at UFC 182, but the fact that a 5’11” fighter was having success in the striking department until he gassed should at least be a consideration for Jones supporters.
In summation, Jones is the best in the world, and quite possibly the best ever. But by no means does that signify that he cannot be beaten, and the seeds of his first-ever defeat may have even been planted in victory.
That’s not to say he can’t continue improving and run roughshod over his competition. He most certainly could, and picking him to lose any fight has become a foolish proposition. Jones is already an all time great, and that will never change. But the best of “Bones” may have already come and went.
Do you believe Jones will continue to improve, or is a decline pending for the dominant yet polarizing champ?