Filed under: UFCThere is a constant meme that gets passed around regarding how mixed martial arts will look 10 or 20 years from now. In that crystal ball version of the future, all the athletes are bigger, stronger, faster, better. They are more creative, have better technique and are more thoroughly schooled in the various disciplines utilized in fighting.
It's mostly BS.
Don't get me wrong, advances in training and the increased availability of coaching will mean a better crop of aspiring fighters over time, but the difference will be marginal and result in no net change from the parity we see today. And that will mean a freakish athlete with a sharp intellect, confidence and and a fighting heart will always separate himself from the pack.
That brings us to Jon Jones.