Jon Jones limped away from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Saturday night retaining his UFC light heavyweight championship after an epic main event against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165, but he was immediately transported to the hospital. Gustafsson also had a trip to the hospital.
Both fighters were fighting on fumes in the final round of the fight, so it comes as no surprise that they were taken for further medical evaluation after the beatings that they took.
Jones limped out of the octagon and looked to be in obvious pain. Just before the post-fight press conference, which neither main event participant was able to attend, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported that Jones was taken from the arena on a stretcher.
Jones is going to the hospital. He was just taken out on a stretcher, eyes closed.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 22, 2013
There are no official reports on what the injury is for Jones, but his team indicated the champ suffered a bad left foot injury early in the foot. It was the same foot that had the injured toe following UFC 159. Jones will get a full evaluation and the promotion will update Jones’ status as soon as possible.