Jon Jones was originally planned to defend his title in February; even the UFC announced the bout. Jones however was not as healthy as expected, and the bout was move. Today Jones explained his current situation and how he feels:
The 26-year-old suffered a large laceration above his right eye early in the fight with “The Mauler,” and he also aggravated the toe injury he gruesomely suffered against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 earlier this year.
Several months later, those injuries are still lingering for the champion, which is why he didn’t feel comfortable accepting a fight at either February event.
“My eye is definitely not ready to be punched,” Jones said. “I’m afraid that it could reopen, which would make scarring terrible and prolong the whole thing even more. My foot is definitely not ready to go yet. I wake up to step off the bed, and it’s cracking and crackling and stuff. I’m just not ready for the training camp.”
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