Report: Ligament Damage Could Delay Return Of Jon Jones
By FCF Staff
Following the horrific toe injury Jon Jones incurred during his stoppage win over Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 last month, the light-heavyweight champ has been pretty upbeat about his recovery and forecasting his return. Dana White has reportedly revealed at a pre-fight, UFC 160 event Thursday, however, that Jones could still be out for several months.
According to a report from MMA Fighting.com, White relayed that Jones also suffered ligament damage as a result of dislocating his toe, and as a result:
“He says he feels great, the toe’s healing good, but the problem is that ligament. That ligament popped. Anytime you tear a ligament, blood flow helps repair the thing and heal, and you don’t get a lot of blood flow to the toe. Who knows? This thing could be six weeks, it could be six months. It’s a pain in the ass, man. Always some little, crazy thing.”
Jones had hoped to fight again this fall and is looking to set a new record for light-heavyweight title defenses. He and Tito Ortiz are currently tied at five. It appears as though the 25 year-old may not compete again until the end of 2013, however, if his recovery is delayed.