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Jones passes Rua test with flying colors

Originally Published: March 21, 2011
By Josh Gross | ESPN.com

Remember the Machida Era, for that brief reign should slow the speed by which Jon Jones is anointed mixed martial arts' next great fighter.

I've no doubt that the new UFC light heavyweight champion has it in him to be worthy of that distinction. As it is, he is newly minted as the No. 1 fighter at 205 pounds and deserves mention among the top 10 mixed martial artists on the planet.

But as Jones told ESPN.com after his third-round stoppage of Mauricio ...

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