In a bid to cement his legacy as one of the all-time UFC legends, Jon Jones set his sights on a match against Stipe Miocic at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2023.
However, fate had other plans. Instead of reveling in victory, Jones now faces a four to eight month journey of rehabilitating a torn pectoral muscle.
Jones shared a video of his left pectoral bandages on his Instagram account recently after surgery.
Regarding his injury, Jones wrote on social media: “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him about your plans.”
In another post, he wrote: “I hate the hard times, hate adversity. But, love being a man that gets to represent tenacity and refusing to quit. I believe even my haters have a hard time not betting on me. I’m not a man to count out. Best days are still to come.”
Indeed, the best days may very well lie ahead. Should Jones emerge victorious against Miocic in their highly anticipated heavyweight clash, he would claim the title of the UFC’s greatest Heavyweight champion.
Presently, Jones is in the midst of a grueling recovery process post-surgery. Even mundane tasks like using the restroom pose a challenge.
Jones recently shared: “Who would’ve thought wiping my a*s with my right hand would be so difficult”
When told that his post was TMI, Jones replied by saying: “Sorry guys, but the struggle is real.”
The UFC is determined to reschedule the highly anticipated Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic showdown, targeting a yet-to-be-announced date in 2024.
The co-main event at UFC 295 was the light-heavyweight title bout between Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira. It has been now made the main event.
Meanwhile, UFC 295 in New York City is set to feature an interim heavyweight title bout between No. 4 ranked Tom Aspinall and No. 2 ranked Sergei Pavlovich.