UFC 159's Jon Jones wants to beat Tito Ortiz's title defense record, then entertain 'super' and heavyweight fights

Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

Music to mixed martial arts (MMA) fans' ears. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones says he is more than open to entertaining "super fight" offers, including challenging himself in the heavyweight division. But first he wants to tie and then beat Tito Ortiz's record for most defenses in the 205-pound division.

Before there was Jon Jones in the mixed martial arts (MMA) world, there was Tito Ortiz.

During his prime, "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" ruled the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight division, defeating Wanderlei Silva at UFC 25 back in 2000 to claim the vacant title and then proceeding to defend it a division record five times before coughing it up to Randy Couture in 2003.

Jones, the current 205-pound champ, is only one win shy from tying Ortiz's five straight title defenses and plans to do it this weekend (Apr. 27, 2013) against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 in Newark, New Jersey.

Should he best "The American Gangster," "Bones" will look to surpass Ortiz later this year. After that -- much to the joy of fans everywhere -- he will be looking to entertain "super fight" offers including some in the heavyweight division

His words at today's (Apr. 22, 2013) UFC 159 media conference call:

"One thing I've been contemplating is first tying Tito Ortiz and then establishing that record of the most wins in my next fight, maybe in November. And then after that fight in November, entertaining super fights and heavyweight fights."

Jones has revealed a move up to the land of the big men and capturing the title is on his to-do list.

But before he starts challenging Cain Velasquez for his strap, the mixed martial arts (MMA) community would probably prefer he tango with UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva in the most-anticipated and desired "super fight" at the moment.

When asked if first on his "super fight" agenda was to go up against "The Spider," Jon simply replied, "I said what I said."

Fair enough.

Of course, attempting to defeat "The American Gangster" in "The Garden State" is top priority.

But, should he hand Sonnen his second straight loss and defeat his next opponent at 205 pounds as well, what would you like to see Jones do? Move up to the 265-pound division and face the likes of Junior dos Santos, Mark Hunt and Alistair Overeem?

Or sell out Texas Stadium in a dream fight against the 185-pound kingpin?

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