Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 10/6/11
On Thursday morning, UFC president Dana White announced light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (Pictured) would face Lyoto Machida at UFC 140. While some were surprised Jones was issued his next assignment just 12 days after making his first successful title defense, “Bones” is intrigued by the opportunity of running the trifecta against three former title holders during a torrid 12-month span. “I’m excited for the fight,” Jones told ESPN.com. “To beat three UFC champions in the same year would be an absolute blessing in so many ways. “I’m not even sure it’s been done before. That would be cool. I’m already looking forward to that.” Jones owns a dominant 14-1 professional record, with his lone blemish coming in a disqualification loss to now-retired Matt Hamill. Since the December 2009 defeat, “Bones” has rattled off five consecutive convincing victories en route to claiming the light heavyweight throne. The 24-year-old easily submitted Quinton “Rampage” Jackson last month to brea
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