FanPost

Jon Jones to challenge Junior Dos Santos!

Right now the MMA community is in a great discussion as to who should challenge our heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos.

The list of possible contenders is not a very long one.

Frank Mir

Cain Velasquez

Fedor Emelianenko

Fabricio Werdum

Mark Hunt

Dan Henderson

The problem with this list is that there isn't a single guy that you could characterize as a true fit. Mir and Velasquez are slated against each other, Fedor has a fight coming up June 21th and neither Mark Hunt, nor Fabricio Werdum deserves to fight for the belt.

And Dan Henderson? Sure that sounds pretty exciting but the reality of the situation is this; we are putting Dan (41 and 207 pounds) against Junior (27 and 240 pounds). Sure Dan looked impressive against Fedor, a man who carries most of his weight around his abdominal area, but to put him against the massive 6 ft 4 dos Santos will most likely end up with Henderson landing face first on the canvas after an uppercut.

Enter Jon Jones

Jon has a fight comming up on April 21, against Rashad Evans. Now I'm not counting Rashad out at all, but let's say he wins this fight in the same fashion he won his last 4 fights, without suffering a serious injury, why couldn't he challange dos Santos? Jon Jones took on Shogun in 8 weeks notice, and performed wonderfully. He weighs around 225, I'm sure he would give Junior a run for his money.

Why not Jon Jones?

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker