What about the performance makes him not ready? nothing, it was a great finish and made clear that all he need is one elbow to end a fight. I agree Jon Jones may not be ready yet, but disagree on why. Unlike DW's unspecific statements leading readers to believe it was the performance, making Jones not ready, I think its his age and lack of experience. I dont think he needs to beat every top fighter to get a shot, just one. Hopefully he will get to be pushed very hard in a war of well rounded mma, before getting the shot.
If Jones can beat one of these guys, he should become the next title contender imo
Rashad (this could end the team on team bs that prevents the good fights)
or Machida if he loses title to Shogun.
I disagree that he should have to fight all of them to get a shot at the title.
I wonder if Jon Jones could take down any of those top guys?
Vera has great takedown defense, and Randy got him down only 1 time, but Vera said he wanted to allow the takedowns in hopes of submitting guys off his back, like he did to bjj black belt assuerio silva and others. Maybe Vera made a big mistake if he let the takedwon happen vs Jones... but it makes it harder to know if Jones can take Machida, shogun, rashad or Page down that easy. If Jones could take those fighters down, he can end any fight with 1 elbow, and proved that against a good fighter in Vera.