UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones dismantled contender Vitor Belfort at UFC 152 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. Despite the impressive win, there was one moment when Jones was deep in an arm bar that had many thinking the fight could end. Jones weathered the storm but suffered damage to his elbow that will hold him out of action for an extended period of time.
While the early diagnosis of Jones’ elbow was a sprain, but it could be worse than initially thought.
During FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight,” anchor Todd Harris delivered the news that Jones will have to undergo a second look on his injured elbow. Harris reported:
“According to Jones’ wrestling coach, Izzy Martinez, the injury Jon Jones suffered at UFC 152 was just a strain with no ligament damage. However … Jones requires a follow up examination in Los Angeles, because, for whatever reason, the camp was told the first procedure may have been incomplete. As of this taping, no word on how that procedure went.”
Follow up tests will now need to be completed and an official word on the injury will have to wait. Until then, UFC fans will get to enjoy top 205ers Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida battle it out to determine who will be the next contender for Jon Jones’ light-heavyweight title.