Jon Jones: I'm motivated to break Tito Ortiz's recordPosted on July 25, 2012, 08:46 AM by Anton Gurevich
UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Jon "Bones" Jones spoke about his goals as a fighter. According to Jones, Tito Ortiz's record of consecutive UFC Light Heavyweight title defenses is what pushes him to work hard in training. Jones wants to go down in history as the most dominant 205'er in MMA history. Breaking Ortiz's is the first step to glory(via MMAJunkie.com):
"One of my primary goals right now is to top Tito's record, so that pushes me. I'm big on setting goals, and that's one of my goals.
DVR also pushes me, too. You get knocked out, that's on TV forever. I know that I have to be at my best."
Jones currently has three title defenses on his record, with victories over Rampage Jackson, Lyoto Machida, and Rashad Evans. The champ will face Dan Henderson at UFC 150 on September 1st, with sights on going even with Chuck Liddell's record of four title defenses.
Jon Jones is 16-1 in his MMA campaign, losing only to Matt Hamill via DQ. Bones is the most consistent UFC Light Heavyweight championship since Chuck Liddell. Quinton Jackson and Lyoto Machida are the only 205 champions who were able to defend their title once, while Rashad Evans and Forrest Griffin lost the belt in their first title defense.