Jon Jones clinched two records with his victory over Thiago Santos at UFC 239 in Las Vegas on Saturday
Jon Jones is one of the greatest fighters to ever set foot in the octagon and on Saturday night at UFC 239, he made another mark on his legendary career.
After successfully defending his light-heavyweight title against Thiago Santos, Jones is now unbeaten in 14 consecutive UFC fights and that’s a record.
Another record he has – and one he shares with Georges St Pierre – is the fact he has won 13 UFC title fights.
However, none were as close as this one. After the fight was done, Jones clearly paid the price to win as he couldn’t exit the octagon on his own volition.
‘Bones’ had to be helped backstage by his team and Santos became the first man in history to convince a judge he beat Jones. Jones had never dropped a single scorecard before that.
Of course, Jones, 31, got the split decision when the two other judges scored in his favour and UFC president Dana White was staggered to find that one judge awarded Santos the fight, even though much of Twitter agreed.
After the fight, Jones said he would ‘absolutely’ fight the winner of Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic II at heavyweight, but he would prefer it to be DC to finish their trilogy and his passion is at light heavyweight.