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UFC 128 Results: Does Jon Jones Create More Opposition for Anderson Silva?

It's a question that may be premature. After all, Jon Jones secured his status as the UFC's top light heavyweight in the world just last night. But we've been down similar paths before with other dominant champions. Georges St. Pierre, Anderson Silva, and the bevy of enormous fighters in the upper reaches of the UFC's heavyweight division have all had a profound effect on the rest of the division.

UFC 128 Results: Despite Youth, Jon Jones' Quest to Become Greatest Begins

But that's exactly what Jon Jones was doing on Saturday night. Hours before the event's card kicked off, Jones assisted in subduing a burglar with the help of Greg Jackson and Mike Winklejohn. As if the hype couldn't get any thicker, hours later -- Jones walked into the Octagon and demolished champion Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua in emphatic fashion, completely outclassing the Brazilian in every area of the fight.

UFC 128 Fight Card: Jon Jones vs. Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua Preview

BloodyElbow.com's Leland Roling breaks down the UFC 128 main event title showdown between Jon Jones and Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua, taking place on Saturday night at 10:00 PM ET, only on pay-per-view.

UFC 128 Fight Card: Media Focus on Jon Jones Overshadows Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua's Legacy

Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua knows the feeling all too well. The celebrated hype surrounding a young superstar. The praising attention of a loving fanbase. Rua was once in the bright lights himself, soaking up the acclaim from fans and media for brutally burying any man who dared to step into the ring against him.

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