Toronto (WBNG Binghamton) With Anderson Silva's loss last week, Jon "Bones" Jones is now ranked by many as the UFC pound-for-pound best fighter in the world. However, his mind is on his next opponent, a man he met in Toronto on Tuesday.
Jones and his challenger, Alexander Gustafsson, met in Toronto to promote their September 21 fight. Both fighters answered a variety of questions on what a win might mean to them.
For the Union-Endicott graduate, a win would set the record for most title defenses in the UFC light heavyweight division. However, he says that isn't enough.
"I don't allow myself to, knowing that I'm a guy who hasn't really done as much as a lot of great champions," said Jones. "There's things that Matt Hughes has done more than me, GSP has won more titles than me, Anderson Silva has won more titles than me. There's just so many records that are out there that I don't have. So that's why when people consider me the number one fighter in the world, when I don't own many records, it doesn't sit well with me."
Jones also spoke about his toe, which he hurt during his fight against Chael Sonnen in April. According to the Endicott native, it's still healing, but he said it'll be ready for fight night.