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.