Jon Jones has won and defended the UFC light-heavyweight championship now seven times and is arguably the best light heavyweight of all-time. But where does that rank him amongst the greatest fighters of all-time?
Is Jon Jones beginning to stake his claim as the greatest UFC champion of all-time?
At least one well-respected member of the mixed martial arts community believes so.
Brian Stann is a retired fighter, a former WEC light heavyweight champion, and a current FOX UFC studio analyst.
After Jones dominated Glover Teixeira on Saturday night to defend his UFC light heavyweight title for a record seventh time and end Teixiera's 20-fight win streak, Stann declared he is on board with the notion that Jones has surpassed the two fighters generally considered the UFC's greatest champs: Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre.
"He doesn't have the win streak the others have," Stann said on Saturday night after UFC 172. "But the quality of opposition and the margin by which he's beaten them puts him there."
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