Monday, December 5, 2022

Jon Could Could Be 2-3 Fights Away From A Title Shot

According to UFC UK President Marshall Zelaznik, who was questioned this week by ESPN UK about a potential Jon Jones title shot, “Bones” could be two to three fights away from a title shot in the packed light heavyweight division, but lets not forget he'll have no small task ahead of him when he fights Vladimir Matyushenko this weekend at UFC on Versus 2:

“Jon just burst onto the scene but has looked so exciting in all his fights. I'm not privy to the thinking of Dana [White] on the matter, but Jon Jones is certainly one of those guys with a lot of expectation who Dana and Joe [Silva] will have to nurture in the correct way. A victory over Vladimir Matyushenko would already put Jones at the top and closing in on a title shot. He would probably be two or three fights away, and if he keeps winning it will be very hard to keep him from walking through that Octagon door to a title shot. Jon's got a great temperament, nobody is really pissed off by him, and he has plenty of people wanting to work out the mystery of how to beat him.”