UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones wants to stand alone atop the record books in terms of successful title defenses of the belt he so proudly holds.
Jones’ manager, Malki Kawa, told Bleacher Report recently that breaking the record set by Tito Ortiz is his first goal. Currently, “Bones” is tied with Ortiz at five defenses.
After that, anything and everything will be on the table for the rising star.
“His next fight is at light heavyweight and his next fight will be against somebody that’s considered the No. 1 guy,” Kawa stated. “He’ll get that next defense and once he breaks that record, after that all the speculation can happen.
Jones is wearing a walking boot to help the progress of his injured toe heal. While there has been no word on a return date, Kawa feels his fighter wants Alexander Gustafsson next instead of Lyoto Machida. Jones has already defeated Machida, who was referred to as the No. 1 contender following his recent win over Dan Henderson.
“I think he really wants to fight Alexander Gustafsson next,” Kawa said. :Alexander called him out and I think Jon has said in numerous interviews that he would like to fight him next. We’re just going to wait and see what happens.”