(CNN)Jon Jones won the UFC heavyweight title in some style on Saturday, defeating France's Ciryl Gane with a first-round submission following a three-year absence and a step up in weight division.
But Jones' long sabbatical and body transformation seemed almost irrelevant once he was in the Octagon, as he defeated Gane with a guillotine choke after just two minutes and four seconds in Las Vegas.
The 35-year-old American is now a two-weight UFC champion with 27 UFC wins to his name and remains undefeated since 2009, underlining his credentials to be regarded as the greatest MMA fighter of all time.
Jones has transformed his body during the last three years, weighing in at 248lbs for Saturday's main event, compared to the 204lbs he weighed for his last fight in 2020.
"When I was a light heavyweight, people would say Jon is a lot stronger than what he appears to be," Jones told reporters after the fight.
"Now that I have been powerlifting and living a martial arts lifestyle, I really truly believe I am the strongest heavyweight in the heavyweight division. Some of my best performances are going to be coming in the next few years."