At only twenty six years of age, Jon Jones already holds the title for consecutive title defenses in the history of the light heavyweight division.
Jones has looked impressive in every fight, but not more so than at this past weekend's UFC 172. Jones put the fight where most people believed Glover Teixeira had an advantage and beat him at his own game. Jones believes that is making improvements every camp and plans to be the champion for a while:
“I do have a lot of great gifts. You have to be smart. You have to have a great work ethic. One thing you have to have is a chin. I realized I have a chin. I caught some uppercuts and some left hooks. I’m blessed to prove I can fight at close range. A lot of people believe that to beat me you have to get inside. Today I threw more elbows standing than ever,” he noted.
“I’m closing up the holes in my game – jiu-jitsu, takedown defense, takedowns, close-range fighting. I believe I’ll be champion for a long time.”
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