7) Choking out a dragon
When Lyoto Machida was in his prime, few fighters were able to even touch the Brazilian.
So when Jones withstood early pressure from “The Dragon” in their UFC 140 matchup en route to putting Machida to sleep on his feet, the MMA world was in absolute shock and awe. It was the first time Machida had ever looked completely helpless inside of the Octagon, and the last time he ever fought for light heavyweight gold.
The finish remains the most memorable in Jones’ book of legendary performances.