“Get surgery tomorrow…” Jon Jones puts Stipe Miocic fight rumors to rest and reveals date for return from devastating injury

Jon Jones posted a video on Instagram talking about his injury. He promised to return and fight Stipe Miocic for the undisputed belt.

“Get surgery tomorrow…” Jon Jones puts Stipe Miocic fight rumors to rest and reveals date for return from devastating injury

Jon Jones talks about his Injury and Stipe Miocic fight (via IMAGO)

Jon Jones pulled out from his fight at UFC 295, citing an injury that occurred during practice. He was training for his title defense against Stipe Miocic when he suffered the injury. On Instagram, Jones revealed that he would have the surgery the next day. He also mentioned that he intended to fight Miocic on his return.


Jon Jones thanked his fans for all the support and expressed distress about the whole situation. He said that injuries were part of being an athlete and that he was committed to returning from it. He thanked Stipe Miocic for the work that he had put in. Jones informed Stipe that they would fight at a later date. This is what Jon Jones said:

The goal is to get surgery tomorrow and get back to work as soon as possible. I guess it'll be Stipe and I at a later date. And that's my plan.
Jon Jones (via Instagram)

Dana White stated that Jon Jones tore his pec muscle off the bone and that Jones would take at least eight months to recover from the injury. Jones is the current UFC heavyweight champion. He won his belt against Ciryl Gane by submitting him in the very first round. It was his comeback fight after a three-year layoff.

Now, Jon Jones is looking at months of physiotherapy. He promised to return as soon as possible. Until then, the heavyweight division moves on. Dana White announced Sergei Pavlovich vs. Tom Aspinall for the interim heavyweight championship as a replacement for Jones vs Miocic.


Jon Jones replied to Islam Makhachev after the lightweight champion commented negatively about him

Islam Makhachev, during the build-up to his title defense against Alexander Volkanovski, took a dig at Jon Jones. He stated that a real champion would take a fight no matter who the opponent was or how much time he had to prepare for it. He referred to the incident that led to the cancellation of UFC 151 due to Jon Jones not taking the fight against Chael Sonnen.

Jon Jones – UFC Heavyweight Champion (via UFC)

Jon Jones came up with a reply for the lightweight champion. He said the younger champions must focus on beating some of his records instead of using their lips. Jones is widely considered the greatest of all time in MMA and has a lot of records to his name. Here is what Jones said:

I want to encourage the young fighters to beat some of my records instead of using their lips. Now thats gangsta.
Jon Jones via X

Jon Jones is now sidelined due to an injury he suffered while training. He was preparing for his fight against Stipe Miocic when this incident happened. On the other hand, Islam Makhachev successfully defended his lightweight title against Alexander Volkanovski in UFC 294. Makhachev will now focus on new challengers in the lightweight division.

In case you missed it: