Reigning light heavyweight king Jon Jones (pictured) is one win away from equaling former champ Tito Ortiz for the most consecutive UFC title defenses in the division with five.
If Jones is able to dispose of Chael Sonnen this Saturday at UFC 159, which shouldn’t be too big of an issue taking into account his 9-to-1 odds-on favorite status, he’ll be one victory away from going down as the weight class’ most decorated champion.
Six appears to be the magic number the 25-year-old has in mind before possibly leaving the belt behind to seek out super fights and heavyweight scraps.
“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,” Jones said during Monday’s conference call. “And after that fight in November, entertaining super fights and heavyweight fights.”
When asked specifically if a super fight means he’s got his sights set on middleweight champ Anderson Silva, which would unquestionably mark the biggest bout the UFC has ever arranged, “Bones” refused to look past Sonnen and allowed the rest of the world fill in the blanks.
“I said what I said,” Jones flatly stated.
So, yeah. “The Spider” is on Jones’ radar.
UFC 159 takes place Saturday inside Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.