Jon Jones motivated to break Tito's record

by John Morgan | source: mmajunkie.com
 

UFC light heavyweight consecutive defense record
#1. Tito Ortiz (5, 2002-2005)
#2. Chuck Liddell (4, 2005-2006)
#3. Jon Jones (3, 2011-2012)

UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones is already considered by some MMA pundits to be the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

So how does one find motivation to improve when at just 25 years old, some suggest you're already one of the best ever in your chosen profession?

Tito Ortiz and digital video recorders.

"One of my primary goals right now is to top Tito's record, so that pushes me," Jones said.

"I'm big on setting goals, and that's one of my goals."

"DVR also pushes me, too," Jones said. "You get knocked out, that's on TV forever. I know that I have to be at my best."

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stonepony site profile image  

7/26/12 1:52 AM by stonepony

JJ should be looking at Anderson's records. Not Tito's. Breaking Tito's record is a foregone conclusion. JJ could lose to Dan on a fluke, and he'd still end up breaking Tito's record. Unless they drive a truck full of money to his front door and rush him to HW.

Zeke Dynasty site profile image  

7/25/12 6:52 PM by Zeke Dynasty

his record is about the only thing left on Tito TO break LOL.

DanielCaton site profile image  

7/25/12 2:12 PM by DanielCaton

 Yeah even in my Prospect Piece, Te Huna is not even top ten.  He'll be a fringe guy that gatekeep the top ten at best.  To be honest...LHW is just going to get mauled by this guy.  JBJ is going to ring up a lot of wins.  Mainly because he's this good now and not even in his prime.  I don't think the average fan gets how much more he can develop.  Hendo and a healthy Shogun are really the only shots the division has at beating him.  Gus is going to get man handled by him.  Yeah, I'm sure his wrestling is getting better.  But be honest with ourselves here, is he going to stop that clinch throw or single of JBJ? No, will he be able to get back to his feet? No, can he even stand with JBJ? Maybe, and thats a big maybe.  It's going to take some sick nasty BJJ player or heavy handed fighter to have a shot.  Even then it's a hail mary attempt at landing something.  And it's at best a 4:1 shot to happen...AT BEST!  The division does have a slight hope in a Chael P Sonnen coming up? Here, we, go!

jjj2121 site profile image  

7/25/12 1:53 PM by jjj2121

 Te Huna is nowhere near a title shot.  It's Hendo, Gustaf, then off to HW.  The division will have been cleaned out.

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

7/25/12 1:50 PM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

Forrest doesn't want him at all. Not after the Silva fight

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

7/25/12 1:49 PM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

Jones is never breaking the record Tito set with his last fight.

YourMomMadeMeTap site profile image  

7/25/12 1:47 PM by YourMomMadeMeTap

Forrest wouldn't even probably want or take the fight against Jones. I know he has said jokingly he wants nothing to do with him, and I think he is actually serious (I don't blame him, he isn't delusional.) It'll be Hendo, Gustafsson, then maybe Te Huna or a rematch of one of his previous fights.

Card site profile image  

7/25/12 1:43 PM by Card

He's been training with Phil Davis ever since... If not Gustafsson, then Forrest Griffin? Who else is there?

newjack900 site profile image  

7/25/12 1:40 PM by newjack900

I like how the UFC is trying to shove Gustafsson down our throats like he's the next big thing.. the problem is I just can't get him being manhandled by Phil Davis out of my head.

AztecWarrior4 site profile image  

7/25/12 1:34 PM by AztecWarrior4

Here we go...