Off of Vera’s own pre-fight words, the second coming of Jesus Christ is upon us.
Jon Jones lived up to hype, realizing his potential, and now finds himself a bona fide top 10 in the light heavyweight division.
Jones used his Judo to get Brandon Vera on his back quickly, ending the fight with one of the nastiest elbows in recent Octagon memory – one has to wonder if Vera's orbital is not broken.
Official time of the second coming: Jon Jones by T(KO) at 3:19 of the first round.
What’s next for the hottest commodity at 205?
A fight with Thiago Silva, once he heals up, might be in order. If the UFC really wants to elevate Jones, they could put him up against the loser of Rampage Jackson vs. Rashad Evans, who clash at UFC 114.
They could also put Jones up against the winner/loser of Forrest Griffin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, who also meet at UFC 114.
Last but not least, the Lyoto Machida-Shogun loser at UFC 113 could propel Jones into a fight that would leave him looking for a title fight by the end of 2010 or early 2011.
The sky appears to be the limit for Jones, while the sun seems to be setting on the career of Brandon Vera...at least as top fighter in the division.