Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 9/22/13
Despite being dragged into deep waters by Alexander Gustafsson on Saturday night at UFC 165, Jon Jones (pictured) still became the Octagon’s most decorated light heavyweight champion by scoring his sixth straight title defense. Gustafsson may have been a different opponent posing distinctive challenges, but it was a familiar scenario entering the fight for Jones, who also sits atop the UFC’s pound-for-pound list. Putting all the promotional hoopla about Gustafsson’s height and equal size aside, Jones was once again a heavy odds-on favorite to dispose of his foe and retain his belt. Although he’s just 26 years of age, “Bones” has long been considered the game’s most unstoppable force by many pundits – even before Chris Weidman served up his upset special on former UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva in July. However, en route to surpassing UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz for most successful title defenses in the division, it’s hard not to see how closely Jones has come to losing his crown
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