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.