I think we all unaminously agree (fans and haters of Jon) that Jon gets 'off the table' benefits by the UFC in the form of: favourable decisions by athletic comissions. All close fights with Jon that have gone to the judges have had farcical scoring - unfortunately this is not unexpected when you look at the judging track record in other sports like boxing (particularly Olympic boxing). By design, it it is prone to corruption because of the human element (no fault of Jones). favourable decisions by USADA. Lenient sentences and exemption for micro-traces of banned substances. As far as I know, this arrangement is not extended to any other fighter. In both cases, the strong likelihood is that UFC has made some 'informal' arrangement with the relevant authorities (i.e. cash under the table to the organisations and/or the judgers/testers). There is nothing we can do to stop this so the key question is, Jon is 32 and he has been showing his age in his last couple of fights (Reyes, Santos, Smith), he doesnt seem to be getting any better. When does the UFC shift these deals to the next 'torchbearer'? Could it be Adesenya? good enough to perhaps generate 500k-800k level PPV and worthy of commercial protection but not good enough to win dominantly and consistently on a long term basis (based on ability shown so far).