Reason 2: Unflappable wrestling

Through all of his superior attributes, the wrestling of Jones may be his most significant skill.

The bottom line is that the former JUCO national champion has bewildered the best of the best on the ground. This includes prominent wrestlers like Daniel Cormier, Chael Sonnen, Rashad Evans, Ryan Bader, Matt Hamill and Jake O’Brien. He has done so in devastating fashion and has proved time and time again that he’s arguably the toughest ever to take down.

Granted, Jones was thrown off his horse on multiple occasions opposite Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165, but that was more of a lack of preparation than an absence of skill.

Dan is a former contributor, MMA featured columnist, editor and a University of Tennessee graduate. He has been featured on Countdown to UFC 171 and SiriusXM Fight Club, while covering events such as: UFC 169 Barao vs. Faber II; UFC on Fuel TV Korean Zombie vs. Poirier; UFC on FX Browne vs. Bigfoot; UFC on FX Maynard vs. Guida; Bellator 123 Curran vs. Freire.