Gunning for 50-0 MMA Record
… Mayweather of the UFC
02/28/2019 0:10 PM PST
Jon Jones recounts TMZ Sports he wants to be the first MMA fighter to finish his career with a 50-0 record – becoming the Floyd Mayweather of sport – and he is 100% confident that he can do it.
First of all, we know that Jones already has a defeat to his credit, but that's because Jon was disqualified for throwing illegal elbows into a fight that he was otherwise dominating. Clearly, Jones does not consider this an official loss.
Instead, Jon considers himself undefeated in the Octagon with a record of 24-0 (instead of 23-1) – and says he's counting on winning another 26 wins … starting with Anthony Smith Saturday at UFC 235.
After that, Jones says that he realizes that he's on a collision course with Daniel Cormier … but says that it's unlikely that they're fighting heavyweights unless the the bag is gigantic.
"[The UFC] can convince me to fight Daniel Cormier, "says Jones …" We give fans what they want to see. "
Regarding the 50-win mark, Jon explained this as follows: "I think 50-0 would be a very big number … nobody has ever made it … big boxing."
"I'm 31 and I think the best is coming."
Jones says that he has the best team around him and that he feels good.
While Jones is considered by many to be the biggest UFC fighter of all time, it will not be easy to get to 50-0.
First of all, Smith is not kidding: the guy is in a run of three straight wins with violent wins over guys like Shogun Rua, Rashad Evans and Volkan Oezdemir.