Jon Jones wants to leave no question as to who will be remembered as the greatest pound-for-pound fighter of all time, which is why the multiple-time UFC light heavyweight champion is planning to retire with a perfect ‘50-0’ professional record.
There’s just one slight problem – ‘Bones’ already has a loss on his record. Back in 2009, when Jones was just 21-years-old, the Rochester-born fighter was disqualified after throwing a series of illegal downward elbows against ex-UFC vet Matt Hamill at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale.
With that said, most pundits don’t consider it to be a true loss, and Jones is still planning to retire undefeated.
“I think 50-0 would be a really great number … no one’s ever done it,” Jones told TMZ Sports ahead of his title defense against Anthony Smith this weekend. “That puts you up there with Mayweather and some of the all-time greats in boxing.”
”I’m 31 years old and I believe the best is yet to come.”
Not only does Jones want to retire as ‘50-0’, but the JacksonWink standout says he may be open to a trilogy bout with arch rival Daniel Cormier.
“[The UFC] can convince me to fight Daniel Cormier,” Jones says … “We give the fans what they want to see.”
Jones beat Cormier at UFC 182 and UFC 214, but the latter win was overturned to a No Conest (NC) after Jones tested positive for turinabol.
The reigning light heavyweight champ will defend his title against Anthony Smith at UFC 235. The PPV takes place this Saturday, March 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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