“No Man Will Ever Touch It”- Jon Jones Promises to Leave Anderson Silva and George St-Pierre Behind

Published 12/04/2021, 8:04 AM EST


Jon Jones took to Twitter to post an amazing statistic he has accomplished throughout his MMA career so far. Jones posted a picture that showed that he has the most ‘title fight wins’ in WEC/MMA history, with 14. He captioned the tweet saying, “If God allows it, I’m going to set the bar so high that no man will ever touch it. At least not in my lifetime.” 

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Jon Jones has accomplished many brilliant feats throughout his career so far. He holds the record for being the youngest UFC champion ever. He achieved it when he was 23 years old and defeated the formidable Brazilian fighter, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua.

Jones also holds many seemingly unbeatable records in the light heavyweight division. He holds the record for most successful title defenses, with 11 over both his reigns pre and post-suspension. Most consecutive title defenses with 8. Most wins with 20 and longest win streak in the division with 13.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 06: Jon Jones of the United States looks on prior to his UFC Light Heavyweight Title bout against Thiago Santos of Brazil at T-Mobile Arena on July 06, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones defeated Santos by decision. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

 

Although this long list of accomplishments is awe-inspiring, many speculate that Jones could have achieved much more through his career. The exponential rise to success in Jones’ career was halted three times because of suspensions from the UFC and USADA.

Jones’ first suspension was in relation to a hit-and-run case involving a pregnant lady. The second and third suspensions were in relation to doping violations.

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Jon Jones moves to heavyweight.

Jon Jones vacated the light heavyweight title in August 2020 and is now looking to compete at heavyweight. He is targeting a return to the octagon in the second quarter of 2022.

Current undisputed heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou will take on interim champ Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 in January. Jones expects an immediate title shot with the winner of the aforementioned fight.

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Jones recently announced that he will be changing his home gym. After spending most of his career training at Jackson Wink MMA Academy, he has moved his home gym to Jackson MMA Acoma.

This is all a result of a falling out between Jon and his former head coach, Mike Winkeljohn. Jones has also spent some time training with Henry Cejudo at “Fight Ready” in Arizona.

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Nahum Lobo

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Nahum Lobo is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a media degree from St.Xavier's College, Nahum is a religious follower of events churned out by MMA promotions like Bellator and UFC.

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