UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones made his first successful title defense against Quinton "Rampage" Jackson at UFC 135 this Saturday in Denver, Colorado. After the event, Jones and Jackson answered questions from the press and Fox Sports captured the discussion.
Jones talked about his strategy in the fight, which saw him batter Jackson with a varied striking attack before moving in for the submission in the fourth round. He utterly outscored Jackson on the feet, out-landing the former champ 66 to 23 in total strikes.
Jackson talked about his inability to follow his game plan, the difficulty of getting inside Jones' enormous 84" reach, and his hope of playing possum and tiring Jones out. Rampage said he trained with several taller fighters but it was different in the actual Octagon.
Jones injured his foot kicking Jackson during the fight so its unclear when he will meet Rashad Evans to once again defend his title.