It may have looked extremely awful, but Jon Jones continues to recover well from the dislocated toe he incurred during his first round, stoppage win over Chael Sonnen at UFC 159. The UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion announced via his official Twitter account:
The alignment of my bones are healing spot on and the skins closing with no infections
It’s the latest piece of good news Jones and his fans have received regarding the injury, especially when you consider that it was originally believed the renowned fighter had severely broken his big toe. As a result of his continued recovery, the 25 year-old champion also reported on Twitter that he’s headed to Jamaica and Russia for a vacation as planned.
It remains to be seen, however, when Jones will be cleared to fight again. Heading into UFC 159 the Jackson’s MMA fighter said he would like to fight again this fall, and attempt to break the title defense record of Tito Ortiz. The record, which Jones tied by taking out Sonnen on April 27th, stands at five.
Although thousands of people are hoping to see Jones fight Anderson Silva next, if the middleweight champ defeats Chris Weidman on July 6th, Jones has already stated he’s committed to one more bout at light-heavyweight before he thinks about a super fight.
As a result, both Lyoto Machida and Alexander Gustafsson have gone on record stating that they want to challenge Jones next. If Jones can’t fight anytime relatively soon, the UFC could book a fight between the former champ and the rising contender.
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