UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones dominated Glover Teixeira Saturday night at UFC 172.
While he entered a heavy favorite, this was still an opponent who had not lost in years and was on a 20-fight win streak.
And despite the decision win, “Bones” was still critical of his performance during the post-fight show on FOX Sports 1.
“It was a great performance, but I want even cleaner,” he said. “I started running towards the end. There is always room for improvement.”
Jones was noticeably limping after the fight, and admitted that he was still feeling the effects of his toe injury suffered last year.
“It’s the same toe, it’s fine, honestly, it’s fine,” he said. “The adrenaline was going down and I started limping just to stay off it.”
The win was his seventh successful title defense, setting a new record for the 205-pound division in the UFC. That also moves him one step closer to surpassing former UFC champions Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre in the record books.
“I have gigantic goals,” he said. “But one opponent at a time. I had a lot of questions about myself that I needed to answer (after a decision win over Alexander Gustafsson).”
Jones is now scheduled to meet Gustafsson later on, but he had a little run-in with Daniel Cormier on the show. Cormier asked him to give him a title shot, even though he has a matched himself with Dan Henderson scheduled.
When Cormier started asking him, Jones simply rolled his eyes and told him to focus on Henderson.