The reason why your body is covered with goosebumps this morning is solely because the main event of UFC 128 will ultimately determine the undisputed greatest light heavyweight in the world. The 205 division is unique in that the unanimously ranked number one and two fighters have the ability to compete in the same organization. We don't have to spend an absurd amount of time discussing who would win in a three-way match between Frankie Edgar, Eddie Alvarez and Gilbert Melendez. There's no debating as to whether Fedor could defeat Cain Velasquez and we don't have to ponder if Hector Lombard could truly compete with Anderson Silva. Shogun Rua vs. Jon Bones Jones is the best possible light heavyweight match-up that can be assembled at this moment. We should all be thanking our parents for having unprotected sex decades ago for giving us the opportunity to watch UFC 128 tonight.
In an interview with UFC, Jon Bones Jones wants to be known as the 'Christian fighter' and wants to spread love and positivity in the world through the mean of breaking another person's face. Oh, and the whole 'Bruce Lee, Muhammad Ali thing' too.
“I think being remembered for standing for something is a lot more important than just for a cool move that you did. Right now I’m standing up for Christ, and if I find something that I’m passionate about as I learn more about myself and the world, I definitely want to step up and help. Being great is one thing, but being remembered is another thing. To be great, magnificent and remembered, you have to stand for something and change the world in a way. I want to change the world. Ali stood up for the Muslims and for not going to war and he made an impact. People don’t remember Bruce Lee as “that Asian guy.” No one cares that Bruce Lee was Asian, they love him all over the world, and I want to have that same impact. I don’t want me being African-American to ever play a difference in anyone’s mind. I don’t want anyone saying ‘I like that black fighter.’ I want people to love me because of me. I’d rather be known as that Christian fighter or that peaceful fighter or that fighter that’s spreading positivity and kindness and confidence and way more than tactics. It’s important.”
Mitch Hedburg proclaimed that he's tired of following his dreams and that he will 'catch up with them later'. That's a novel concept that can only lead to a life filled with uncompromised expectations. I guess when you're fighting to be considered the best in the world, your dreams have finally met up with your own personal reality, and eventually one of those entities will win. [Source]