I get that all the critics will call bullshit, but Jon just said there's a good chance he moves up to HW next year. Whether he does or not remains to be seen, but if he does, Blaydes is his biggest problem. Nobody in the LHW division is close. Miocic almost got finished in the first round against Cormier at 241. We've seen what Jon's done to Cormier, so take that for what it's worth. The dude's really well rounded, and competitve with Jon on the feet. Unfortunately for him, Jon won't gas like Cormier, and is way more elusive. He also has imo, a clear advantage on the ground. Ngannou has a puncher's chance, but I feel like Jon would spend two rounds dodging and leg kicking, only to dominate in later rounds when Francis has run out of juice. Anyone ranked from JDS downward has very few ways to win. Blaydes on the other hand is bigger and stronger than Jon, and quite fast for a HW. I think his wrestling is good enough to negate Jon's, and the guy has legitimate striking power. If he can land some clean shots and end up on top of Jones, then the champ is in deep shit imo. The only unknown is his gas tank, but I think he could finish before it becomes an issue. The only reason I'm bringing this up is because people seem to be leaving him out of the discussion when it comes to the heavyweights who could climb Mt. Jones. Anyone think I'm full of shit?