Consensus explanations towards Jon Jones perceived decline can be categorised as follows: Post-USADA implementation(lack of PED use) Age - causing a natural decline. A completely new generation of MMA talent who arguably pose as better opposition. Consistent with these generalised explanations are that they all seem to direct their focus towards external factors outside of Jones’ control. However, what would seem to be mostly overlooked is ironically- given his once evolutionally style of fighting -Jones’ lack of evolution as a fighter, especially within offensive stand-up. Although this is only measured through observation and most likely subjectiveness, limited improvement or evolution is noticeable with a favour towards a plodding, static fighting pace dictated by a methodical approach (which I do personally admire and enjoy). This seeming to be the basis of his most glaring fundamentals, it’s also an approach that is producing consistently tentative displays that are arguably masquerading as an evolved game. Furthermore, a complete lack of his unprecedented, varied spinning attacks could be seen as a huge devolution; with a failure to implement feinting into his offensive set-ups as a noticeable absent when measuring against contemporary high-level martial art stand up. Perhaps this is a symptom of determinism (due to external factors) and the current fighter we see today is the the most sustainable given its climate. Ultimately, has Jones’ made any subtle beneficial changes that have progressed development?