Jones looking to pass Ortiz defense record then superfights, heavyweights

April 23, 2013 9:24 am by bjpenn.com staff 14 Comments

It looks like Jon Jones may have some unfinished business left in the light heavyweight division.

The current UFC champ, seemingly looking right past Saturday’s challenger, Chael Sonnen, said he wanted to leave his name in the division’s record books before venturing into the murky waters of super fights and heavyweights.

During a media conference call for UFC 159, Jones gave his thoughts on the rest of 2013.

“This fight with Chael, it ties me with Tito Ortiz (for most UFC light heavyweight title defenses).One thing I’ve been contemplating is first tying Tito Ortiz, and then establishing that record of the most (light heavyweight title defense) wins in my next fight, maybe in November, and after that fight in November, entertaining superfights and heavyweight fights.”

A win over Sonnen would make it five title defenses for Jones, who is 17-1. Jones has been mentioned as the perfect foil to UFC middleweight Anderson Silva. He offered no further comment when asked by a reporter if Silva would be his first targeted superfight.

“I said what I said.”

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