Records are meant to be broken.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz, who defended his 205-pound strap five straight times, understands that. In fact, he'd "love" to see reigning division champion Jon Jones be the fighter to do it.
Assuming Jones can stay out of trouble long enough to get it done.
"Bones," who's currently performing damage control after getting busted for driving while intoxicated (DWI) last month in Binghamton, NY, has successfully repelled three straight challengers. Two more ties the record, three more breaks it.
The artist formerly known as "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" elaborates to Newsday.com after the jump:
"I would love for it to stick around, but I think Jonny ‘Bones’ Jones will be the one to beat me. If there’s any person in the world I’d love to see do it, I would love to see him do it because he’s such a good dude. He’s a good guy. I like him a lot. I think he represents the sport very well, I mean, until he got his DWI."
Jones will make his fourth straight title defense when he takes on Dan Henderson at UFC 151 on Sept. 1, 2012 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. If he can defeat "Hendo," he'll still need two more worthy challengers to break the record and keep himself from moving up to heavyweight.
Alexander Gustafsson, Glover Teixiera and a handful of other 205-pounders are hoping to throw a wrench in both of those career goals.
For more on Jones UFC 151 title defense click here. To get up to speed on Tito's last fight in the UFC, a trilogy bout against Forrest Griffin at UFC 148 next month in "Sin City," click here.