Since Jon Jones is a massive favorite to win Saturday’s UFC 159 tilt with Chael Sonnen, and the light-heavyweight champ has already run through much of the division, the fighter could be looking to change things up in the not too distant future.
While attending a media call today to promote Saturday’s event, Jones was asked about his immediate goals, and whether he intends to stay at light-heavyweight. Jones has acknowledged in the past that heavyweight is a likely option, considering he’s 6’4 tall, and has beaten nearly all of the UFC’s premier light-heavyweights. Yes, true, he hasn’t beat Alexander Gustafsson or Glover Teixeira.
The 25 year-old star relayed that he’s “been contemplating is first tying Tito (Ortiz), and then establishing that record of the most wins in my next fight in November, and then after that fight in November, entertaining superfights and heavyweight fights.”
Jones was referring to the title defense record of Ortiz, which the former champ set at five. Although Jones wouldn’t say if a super fight with Silva is a possibility, as he’s thrown cold water on that idea before, there’s no doubt that the champ could use a new challenge if he cruises through Sonnen Saturday.
UFC 159 will be hosted by the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, and will be available via pay-per-view.