Jon Jones, present UFC heavyweight champ, has actually taken out of UFC 295 with an injury. His title battle with Stipe Miocic has actually been aborted and is being changed on top of the UFC 295 schedule.
UFC CEO Dana White made the statement in the wee hours of Wednesday early morning, uploading a video clip on social media sites that revealed video of Jones harming a pectoral muscle mass throughout method.
White claimed that Jones has actually torn a pectoral ligament off the bone, and will certainly require surgical procedure to fix it. He approximated the healing time to be around 8 months.
While generally Miocic would certainly be provided one more challenger as opposed to being began the card totally, he was not the major draw of this battle. Jones is the present heavyweight champ and him safeguarding his title versus Miocic was the marketing factor of this spell, so it makes little feeling to set Miocic with another person that isn’t Jones. ESPN’s Mark Raimondi reported that there is hope that Jones versus Miocic can be reserved for a huge title battle in 2024.
The battle changing Jones versus Miocic will certainly be in between Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira for the light heavyweight title, which is presently uninhabited. That battle was currently on the card, therefore an acting heavyweight title spell in between Tom Aspinall and Sergei Pavlovich has actually been included as the co-main occasion.
UFC 295 gets on Nov. 11 at Madison Square Garden, and will certainly be transmitted on ESPN+ PPV.