Jon Jones Says He's Aiming to Be the Best MMA Fighter of All-Time
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.26.2014
He's aiming high...
Jon Jones recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight at UFC 172 this weekend, wanting to earn the distinction of being the best fighter in MMA history and more. Check out the highlights:
On the potential to be considered the best fighter in MMA history: "As the saying goes, it's dangerous to set your goals short because you might achieve them. I'm trying to think extremely big and set a goal that's extremely high above myself in order to continue to elevate and continue to be motivated."
On getting through his next few fights: "I know that I have three or four big fights in front of me to be considered one of the greatest of all time. I want to earn that honor. I'm starting to believe I really can be the greatest fighter of all time. I'm taking that thought — greatest fighter of all time — and I'm breaking it down, and I'm breaking it into one opponent at a time."
On Teixeira: "Glover is a guy with fireworks in his gloves. If he's not the most dangerous opponent Jon has ever faced, he's at least one of the most dangerous. He's hungry. He's been in the game for a while. When you're the champ, everybody's gunning for you. That's a part of the game. But I think this is going to be a really good, exciting fight. There will be fireworks from both ends, and I know Jon will be ready to go."
On aiming for the lofty goal: "I want to be the best ever. Getting there is about dominating the best. What I've been able to do with my past opponents and getting finishes, it's already pretty impressive, but I've got to just keep winning. I've got to win these next three or four fights, and then it will be inarguable. To be able to do something like that, it's going to be huge for me. That's what drives me to be better."