Jon Jones is on a mission. You think a dislocated toe is going to stop a man from breaking the UFC record for most consecutive light heavyweight title defenses? Not only does Jones plan to fight again this year, but he believes that he can compete twice more.
He’s currently tied with Tito Ortiz at five consecutive title defenses. Tito wasn’t competing with the same level of competitors as Jones currently is. He’s defeated former champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, “Suga” Rashad Evans, Vitor Belfort, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida during his reign as light heavyweight king.
Jon Jones’ manager Malki Kawa stated to Bleacher Report their stance on competing twice this year.
“I’ll just tell you this, I wouldn’t be surprised if Jon fights two more times this year. That’s very aggressive and I know that’s crazy, but it’s something that he discussed with me and we talked about it. I told Superman to relax a little bit, you’re injured right now, but he’s got an aggressive timeline in his head. Certain goals and accomplishments that he wants and we’re looking to get that record. The truth and the fact of the matter is before we can talk any superfight or any move in weight class or anything to that effect, Jon Jones wants to win his next fight at light heavyweight, he wants to break that record, he wants to own that record solely. He wants to be considered the greatest light heavyweight of all time at this point. I already think he is the greatest light heavyweight of all time, record or no record.”
Next year could be the year of Jon Jones’ super fights. Which fights make the most sense for him?