History in the Making: Jones shoots for record title defense

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History in the Making: Jones shoots for record title defense

September 20, 2013 Updated Sep 20, 2013 at 12:01 AM EDT

Toronto (WBNG Binghamton) Jon "Bones" Jones is already the pound-for-pound top ranked UFC fighter in the world, but he still believes he has more to prove. That begins with fighting Alexander Gustafsson Saturday in Toronto.

A win in UFC 165 would be a record sixth light heavyweight title defense for the Union-Endicott graduate. For the first time though, Jones will be the shorter of the two fighters. He's listed as an inch shorter than Gustafsson, but he said that won't be a problem.

During media day on Thursday, Jones spoke about his strategy for Saturday's fight.

"I'm going to fight him in the perfect way. I want to fight in my rhythm, fight in my zone and stay in that zone and just do what I've been able to do," said Jones. "I don't believe that I've gotten lucky, I believe that I've earned every ounce of everything that has happened so far, and I believe it that. I'm just going to go out there and be consistent."

The two fighters meet one final time before they fight in the octagon Saturday. Jones and Gustafsson will be together at the weigh-in Friday at 4 p.m.

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