Jones wants to break records before super fights

 

At only 25 years, Jon Jones is considered the best light heavyweight planet and has defended his UFC title five times. Many fans and media think the next step should be super fight with Anderson Silva or even a move up to the heavyweight division. However, according to his manager, Jones has some certain goals in his division before moving on:

“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 record that Kawa is speaking about is the one currently held by Jones and former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz for title defenses in the 205-pound division.  Both fighters defended the belt five times, but with one more win in the weight class, the record would belong solely to Jones.

It’s something the UFC’s reigning light heavyweight champion has talked about numerous times, and that goal is still his top priority.  While there may be a move to heavyweight one day or even the potential for superfights in the future, Jones wants to be defined as the best ever at 205 pounds before moving on to conquer the rest of the MMA world.

“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,” Kawa stated.  “I already think he is the greatest light heavyweight of all time, record or no record.

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5/18/13 12:49 PM by youarewhatiswrong

Man, FedorFalconPunch is orchestrating on of the most blatantantly over the top obvious troll jobs in UG history right now. I'm not sure whether to shake my head in disgust or to applaude.

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5/18/13 12:24 PM by FedorFalconPunch

I dont blame you guys though, ive seen pictures of "UG with dana white"90 percent of you have man boobies and ugly ducklings, So yet again, just stay in your house and dont expose your faces to the real world.Your doing the world a favor anyway, so i guess it all works out one way or the other.

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5/18/13 12:23 PM by FedorFalconPunch

Let me break down how overrated Jones is for you moronic UFC paid posters that live truely sadly lives. most of you should /kill yourselves but ok heres his record in the ufcJones fights a PRIME Andre Gusmo(LOL dude sucks but in his prime), Jon Jones wins DecisionJones fights Stephan Bonnar , Jones wins Decision(LOLOLLOL)Jones fights Jake O'Brien(out of shape crap fighter at time) Jones wins by Submission(least impressive victory yet)Jones fights a mentally distorted Brandon Vera, Jones wins by Elbows( Ill give him this win but Vera was shell of himself at the time)Jones beats a 109 year old Vladimir MatyushenkoJones beats a dude who cant beat Tito Ortiz, by submission..cant even knock out no chin Ryan BaderJones best win, Jones beats Shogun(out of prime) Shogun coming off knee injury and layoff, Still his best win.Jones beats a battered mentally and physically Rampage Jackson..Laughable it was for a beltJones beats Lyoto Machida(after hes been brutally KO'ed by Shogun), Still a somewhat impressive win..lost 1st round also.Jones decisions crappy Rashad Evans..who then loses to Lil NogJones then goes onto to beat Vitor Belfort(was a underdog vs Micheal Bisping, and Then beats a B Level Fighter Chael Sonnen for his BELT TWICE.LOL VITOR AND CHAEL FIGHTING FOR THE BELT HAHAHAHAHA.Lets not forget you all hated him because he turns down a fight vs Chael Crap Sonnen on a weeks notice.The dude has never faced a true killer,hes got size advantage, hes not challenging himself in anyway.Im 100 percent convinced everyone that defends Jones and other overrated UFC fighters are losers that are Paid to sit in there house all day and defend the UFC.Truely pathetic you guys are

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5/18/13 11:41 AM by GC111

All the champions are fighting at literally HALF the rate so I don't know who you're calling a fag, maybe yourself for simply hating?

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5/18/13 11:34 AM by GSPushedInMyStinkEye

^^^ all this over me sarcastically calling him "warrior"?  

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5/18/13 11:30 AM by jake11

my issue is with you fags calling him a "warrior" for fighting 2x in 7months against competition that is easy for him. for fuck sake you should want more. his legacy is this, and i hate him. He's the best the sport has ever seen at 205 and probably all around. I'd like to see him actually have to work to win a fight so he should move up and be challenged for once. as a fan you should want that too.

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5/18/13 11:04 AM by Unwariestpickle

How quickly we forget. When Jones first fought for the title LHW was considered one of the deepest divisions in the sport. Seriously, it was. That's what happens when you have a dominant champ, everyone starts to think the competition is weak.

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5/18/13 10:23 AM by KingofBJJ

Well the days of tournament fighting are long gone. With that said, I don't understand your disdain about Jones having to put more effort in training than with his competition?His competition were all the elite and supposed future elites of the sport:RampageRashadMachidaShogunBelfortHamilBaderHe walked through all of them.No one has defeated more than one of the first four, before Jones did (or since).Like Silva, even if he were to lose his next fight (or next two) his legacy is still cemented as the alltime great in his division. Record or no record.It's not about how many times you win, as it is about who you won against.

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5/18/13 8:54 AM by GC111

What does fighting 3x a night have to do with Jone's legacy? If someone had to fight 3x the other fighter across from him also had to have 3x. Jones hasn't had shown to have a problem with conditioning so what does that have to do with anything, at all.And if his training sessions are harder than the actual fight, isn't that a sign of great preparation and how's he's a step above everyone else in LHW division?

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5/18/13 8:29 AM by jake11

what a warrior??????my god the fans expect so little now-a-days. when this all started, fighters fought 3x in one night. those were warriors. besides that, All of Jones fights at 205 are seriously less taxing on him than some of his training sessions are leading up to the fight. To praise him for doing this 2x in 7 months is laughable. give me a break.