Jon Jones is coming off a nasty toe injury that he suffered in his total destruction of Chael Sonnen at UFC 159. That injury turned out to be less severe than most anticipated and the champ has to be in a boot for six weeks. Once his foot is healed Jones wants to get right back in the Octagon and defend his title for a record sixth time as a light heavyweight. Here is what Jon’s agent, Malki Kawa had to say about the champ to Bleacher Report.
“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 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. I already think he is the greatest light heavyweight of all time, record or no record. That being said, he’s got to win that next fight, after that me and Jon will sit down and we’ll take the next route and see what the next opportunity is for his career.”
Going to be great to have the champ back sooner rather than later. Hope the UFC makes the fight with Gustafsson since he would be a fresh test for the champ given we have already seen him beat Lyoto Machida. Whoever he goes against Jones will be the favorite and I don’t see Jones really being tested until he starts moving up in weight class or accepts a super fight with middleweight champ Anderson Silva. Big fights are in Jon’s future and it is great to see him have this attitude.