The return of Jon Jones is nearly upon us.
As the pound-for-pound best mixed martial artist in the game today, Jones possesses an uncanny ability to make fans wants to witness his excellence. Except for past run ins with the law and personal decisions that many of us would deem irresponsible acts of immaturity, the former light heavyweight king has forged undeniable greatness over the past five years.
On the heels of his Octagon comeback this weekend against a dangerously underrated and super athletic Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 197, we take a look back at the times that have made Jones the legendary mixed martial arts (MMA) character that he is today.
Here are the nine most memorable, remarkable, illustrious moments in the career of the 28-year-old phenom from Rochester, New York.