After Jones dominated Ryan Bader at UFC 126, Joe Rogan stepped into the cage and said "Suga" Rashad Evans had to withdraw from his scheduled battle with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua for the UFC light heavyweight battle at UFC 128 in Newark, New Jersey on March 19, 2011.

The announcer then offered the bout to a shocked Jones who quickly accepted as Mauricio Rua walked into the cage.

Jones' professional career in 2008, to get a title shot so quickly speaks volumes to his ability and what the UFC thinks of this young fighter.