The light heavyweight champion might be defending his title pretty soon.
Jon Jones defeated Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 last Saturday which allowed him to capture the light heavyweight title since Daniel Cormier decided to relinquish it on his own free will. While Jones challenged Cormier to a fight, it seems as though someone else has decided to enter their name into the pool, that person being Anthony Smith.
According to TMZ, Smith said his manager is in talks with the UFC to get the fight set up. Both Jones and Smith had exchanged words on FS1's post-fight show last weekend, with Jones seemingly interested in a fight taking place.
It seems as though Smith is excited to have a fight as soon as possible, saying "any time, any place anywhere ... I'll fight Jon this weekend if he wants to." Smith then added "I'm ready. I'm ready and you know it. And I know it. I'm the only one that's gonna push you."
Smith, who is 30 years old, is now the third-ranked light heavyweight fighter in the UFC, thanks to wins against fighters such as Volkan Oezdemir, Rashad Evans, and Shogun Rua.
Would you be interested in seeing these two fight?