UFC Champion Jon Jones: 'I Want to Be a Record Holder in Everything'

McKinley NobleCorrespondent INovember 6, 2012

Apr 21, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Jon Jones reacts to beating Rashad Evans in the main event and light heavyweight title bout during UFC 145 at Philips Arena. Jon Jones won the bout by unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

Jon Jones is setting his sights on Anderson Silva, Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, Matt Hughes and even lightweight contender, Joe Lauzon.

Not for future fights, of course—Jones just wants to beat all of their UFC records.

In an interview with USA Today, "Bones" talked about his current rise in the MMA world, and how he eventually wants to leave his mark. Apparently, the young champion isn't content with just beating opponents in his own weight class.

In addition to rewriting the UFC history books, Jones also wants to eventually take away Junior dos Santos' UFC heavyweight belt:

"Because things have been going so well, right now it's about not putting limits on anything and realizing the sky is the limit." Jones told USA TODAY Sports in an exclusive interview. "Really, I want everything, and I've said that since day one. I want to be the best. I want to be a record-holder in everything. I want to be a heavyweight champion and a light-heavyweight champion. I want it all."

Jones has already broken one record in the UFC despite his relatively short career—he's currently the youngest champion in UFC history, having defeated Mauricio Rua for the 205-pound title in March 2011. At the time, Jones was 23 years old.

For Jones to beat every UFC record in the books, he'll have to eventually top three of Anderson Silva's still-growing UFC records: most consecutive title defenses (10), most wins in title fights (11) and his total winning streak in the UFC (16 victories). Silva also shares the constantly-increasing record for "most UFC post-fight bonuses" with Joe Lauzon at 11 awards apiece.

Additionally, Tito Ortiz holds two records for most consecutive defenses of the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship (five) and most career UFC bouts (27). Matt Hughes still holds a record 18 total wins in the UFC, while Randy Couture has a unique mark for most appearances in title fights (15).