Record-seeking Jon Jones' biggest UFC 159 concern: Chael Sonnen will 'dry hump' him for five rounds in N.J.

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Though he hasn't spent much time on his back during his sparkling career inside the Octagon, Jon Jones is worried Chael Sonnen will take him down to the mat at UFC 159 and "dry hump" him for 25 minutes inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

In his first 12 fights inside the Octagon, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light hHeavyweight Champion Jon Jones hasn't spent too much time on his back. Not even former training partner and Michigan State University wrestling standout Rashad Evans could plant him down on the canvas at UFC 145 last April.

However, his next opponent, Chael Sonnen -- an NCAA All-American Division I wrestler and Olympic alternate -- may prove to be the one to finally show the young champion just what it feels like to be laying on a cold, sweaty and sometimes blood-soaked canvas for more than a few seconds.

"I'm concerned that he will take me down and dry hump me for five rounds," said Jones during an ESPN SportsNation fan chat earlier today (Jan. 22, 2013) when asked what his biggest concern was heading into the 205-pound title fight against "The American Gangster," which is scheduled UFC 159 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on April 27, 2013.

Perhaps Sonnen's five-round wrestling clinic he put on against current middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva at UFC 117 a few years back resides deep in the recesses of Jones' memory. One that didn't necessarily include an all-out "dry hump" assault -- Sonnen kept the pressure on once on the ground, battering and Silva for 4.5 rounds before falling victim to the Brazilian's crafty submission skills in the waning moments of the final round.

Speaking of "The Spider," as Jones continues to cement his legacy in mixed martial arts (MMA), inching closer to tying Tito Ortiz's division record with five consecutive title defenses inside the Octagon, he has another record in his sights -- 17 consecutive wins under the UFC banner, which would be one better than the Brazilian bomber, who currently holds the record (and still counting) at 16.

"Yes, that is a goal of mine," said Jones, "It's my motivation."

Had it not been for a controversial disqualification loss against Matt Hamill back in 2009, Jones would be sitting pretty at 12 straight victories. However, because of the unfortunate decision by the referee, "Bones'" boasts a UFC win streak of eight straight, meaning he has a ways to go if he wants to catch Silva.

The good news is the 24-year-old 205-pound champion has youth on his side to accomplish the goal. Then again, Silva, 37, could possibly add 10 more wins to his total before it's all said and done.

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