It’s already a record in itself as Jon ‘Bones’ Jones has defeated three former champions in a row as he breezed through Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, and Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida in 2011 at the young age of 24. Jones says he is not done placing his mark on the sport by a long shot as he plans to make a fourth straight victory over another former champion in Rashad Evans at UFC 145 on April 12th to continue his legacy to becoming one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time.
“It is one of my goals to be considered among the greats in UFC history,” Jones said recently. “I feel it is my time and my destiny to be the light heavyweight champion in the UFC. Winning this fight, and defeating a fourth former champion in a row, would keep me on pace to achieving that goal.”
Former team-mate Rashad Evans has his own plans of derailing the champions dreams with his past sparring knowledge. Jones claims he has new surprises for the collegiate wrestler come April 12th.
“My opponent and I have a storied history that has been well-documented. He thinks he knows everything I bring to the table, but a lot has changed since he left the gym a year ago. I’m a much different fighter than the one he trained with. I hope he is ready to see and feel that difference,” said Jones.
“I have been able to prove many of my doubters wrong over the course of the last 12 months. Some said I couldn’t submit a legend, and I did that. Some said I couldn’t take a punch, and I did that. Now some are saying that I will have trouble against someone who knows me so well,” Jones stated.