jon-jones-48.jpgProvided he gets past Chael Sonnen (27-12-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) this Saturday at UFC 159, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (17-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) plans to fight again in November.

And if successful in defending his belt this fall, Jones told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) he’ll shift focus to competing in superfights and the heavyweight division.

Jones, who’s as big as a 10-to-1 favorite to beat Sonnen, has a goal to surpass the current record for successful title defenses in his division, which was set by UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz at five.

“One thing I’ve been contemplating is first tying Tito, and then establishing that record of the most wins in my next fight in November, and then after that fight in November, entertaining superfights and heavyweight fights,” Jones said.

Jones, who’s defended his belt on four occasions, declined to say whom he’d first target for a superfight. Along with welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, he repeatedly has been mentioned as a potential opponent for middleweight champ Anderson Silva, who has fought at light-heavyweight.

Both fights would likely do huge business at the box office for the UFC, whose president, Dana White, recently said St-Pierre might want to fight Silva before his next title defense.

Jones picked up his fourth title defense with a fourth-round submission over ex-champ Vitor Belfort, who moved up to light heavyweight after Lyoto Machida turned down an offer to rematch the 25-year-old champ.

Sonnen returns to action following a second failed bid for Silva’s title at UFC 148.

For more on UFC 159, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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