Media Call: Jones wants to break record, then seek superfights
During the UFC 159: Jones vs Sonnen conference call, Jon Jones laid out his plans to break Tito Ortiz’ record for most consecutive UFC title defenses, and the seek superfights. Jones currently has five in a row, and will tie Tito if he beats Chael Sonnen Saturday night.
One more fight to break it, and then he wants to entertain superfight offers, presumably vs. Cain Velasquez, or Anderson Silva.
“One thing I’ve been contemplating is first tying Tito Ortiz, and then establishing that record of the most wins in my next fight, maybe in November,” said Jones. “And after that fight in November, entertaining super fights and heavyweight fights.”
When asked if a fight with Anderson Silva would be first, Jones responded “I said what I said.”
For his part, Chael Sonnen vocally advocated for Jon Jones, and for Chael Sonnen.
“Here’s the reality with Anderson – I stomped that guy, deadpanned Sonnen. “And you can pick up his little arm as many times as you want and call him the winner, but the fact is, I whipped his ass for 30 minutes, he got the jump on me for less than 30 seconds. He never knocked me down, I fell down.
They say Anderson’s the best pound-for-pound, he’s not the best round-for-round. I have three 10-8 rounds in my entire career, I’ve fought 49 men. Three rounds of my whole life are 10-8 – that’s the gymanstics equivalent to a perfect 10 – it doesn’t happen in this sport, I doubt anyone on this call even has a 10-8 round. I’ve got three of them – they’re all against Anderson Silva.
“If you think Jon and Anderson are even close, I will run through Jon because I ran through Anderson. Now, I don’t think they’re close, I think Jon is considerably better than Anderson. But sometimes I hear that I don’t deserve this fight or that I’m not the right guy, but then I hear that Anderson could beat him. Well, you’ve got to be kidding me, I stomped Anderson Silva – twice.”
Transcription by MMA Lives Here.
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