In the immediate aftermath of UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones’ win over Chael Sonnen it seemed likely “Bones” would be back in action at some point soon considering the ease in outmaneuvering his adversary. However, within minutes the seed of doubt was planted due to a gruesome dislocated toe Jones suffered during a takedown attempt.
Fortunately, Jones is healing as expected and should be able to resume training towards the end of June. And, as manager Malki Kawa recently relayed to MMA’s Great Debate Radio Show, his client is open to the idea of two more outings in the Octagon before the close of 2013.
“Everything’s good. He’s got to be in the boot for about six weeks, about five weeks now left to go and then he gets to take it off and he’ll test his foot and we’ll see what’s next,” said Kawa in a statement captured by MMAWeekly. “I’ll just tell you this – I wouldn’t be surprised if Jon fights two more times this year. That’s very aggressive and I know that’s crazy, but it’s something that he discussed with me and we talked about it.”
As far as specific scraps, Kawa went on to explain Jones was focused on breaking the record for title-defenses as a light heavyweight champion and would then entertain bigger bouts.
“I told ‘Superman’ to relax a little bit, you’re injured right now, but he’s got an aggressive timeline in his head. Certain goals and accomplishments that he wants and we’re looking to get that record,” explained Kawa. “The truth and the fact of the matter is before we can talk any super-fight or any move in weight class or anything to that effect, Jon Jones wants to win his next fight at light heavyweight, he wants to break that record, he wants to own that record solely. He wants to be considered the greatest light heavyweight of all time at this point.”
The 18-1 Jones has put his gold up for grabs on five occasions, beating opponents like Rashad Evans and Lyoto Machida along the way, and could end up facing Anderson Silva by year’s end if all goes according to plan.