Re: When has a non-heavyweight overcame size differences as big as Jones vs Hendo?
Uhhh....it's happened plenty of times. There are a lot of guys like Jones who are tall and long for their divisions. Most of them are mediocre fighters.
Off the top of my head, T.J Dillishaw ragdolled Walel Watson a few months ago in spite of the fight that Watson is five inches taller and has a reach a advantage that's close to a foot longer. Ben Askren easily beat Dan Hornbuckle. Hornbuckle is four inches taller than Askren and has 83.5 inch reach to Askren's 71 inch reach. Pretty much everybody who's beaten Corey Hill, Roli Delgado, Tamdan McCrory and Kendall Grove at their respective weights. Etc.