The light heavyweight division has no clear cut number one contender, as was evident by Jones defending his title against a middleweight who was coming off a loss. In the mix are Lyoto Machida, who Jones has already beat, Alexander Gustafson, and Dan Henderson who just lost to Machida. If Jon Jones doesn't take a superfight, Gustafson is really the only viable contender and that is who Jones himself would like to fight next:
"I’ve fought Lyoto Machida before," said Jones. "I fight for the people that support me, but I also fight to prove critics wrong. A lot of people believe that I have been successful because I appear to be larger than my opponents. And with Alexander Gustafsson that would be no more. So fighting Alexander Gustafsson -- a guy who is 6'6" or 6'.5 pretty long arms himself, long legs -- I think that would be a great thing and that is who I’d love to fight next."
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