Refs need to stop allowing bullshit like this from fighters even if they're champion or not.
At the first poke, tell the ref "Sort him out or I will".
At the second poke, kick to the nuts. While Jones is on the ground tell the ref: "I warned you, now are you gonna sort him out or am I gonna have to fishhook him next?"
Would never happen but I thought it was funny.
Jack Slack has a good article on the fight and it includes this, which I think is particularly damning given the author:
It would be unfair of me to praise Jones' incredible shutting down of his one dimensional, but dangerous opponent, without stating my distaste for his dirtier methods. Jones got away with murder at UFC 172, extending his hands towards Teixeira's face and pacifying Teixeira with the threat of running—eye first—onto one of Jones' deliberately splayed fingers.
Look, Jones can't be held responsible if people keep eyeing his fingers. They're just out there getting some air, trying to dry out, and all these guys' eyes just can't help themselves.