Pending Medical Clearance, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones vs. Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Headlines UFC 135 in Denver

June 9, 2011
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Jon ‘Bones’ Jones will headline UFC 135 in Denver, Colo on Sept 24 against Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson assuming he gets final clearance from his doctors.

The UFC’s top light heavyweight has been sidelined dealing with a torn ligament in his thumb that has been a recurring injury, but opted out of surgery and had a hard cast on his hand for the past few weeks.

The cast is about to come off and assuming he’s given medical clearance by his physicians, UFC President Dana White states he will be fighting on the UFC 135 card.

“Yes. That is the date he will headline on,” White answered when speaking to on Thursday.

This is still pending doctor’s approval according to White, which is why they have not started to promote any fight yet because there is still an unknown factor at work until then.

“I still can’t announce Jon Jones’ fight until the doctor says Jon Jones’ hand is 100%, and he starts punching with it and it’s 100% true,” White stated.

As far as opponents, White confirmed that Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson will be the choice to face Jones on the Sept 24 card answering ‘yes’ when asked if Jones vs. Jackson was the headliner.

Jones is expected to visit his doctor in the coming days to have the hard cast removed from his hand and then find out if he can be cleared to return to action.

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  • I don’t think Jackson wants this fight.

  • Mike

    Well you aren`t very smart if that`s what you think

  • Wait and see. He’s going to start in with the “Dana and the UFC are trying to push me into this fight” and the ever famous “I need some time off, haven’t seen my kids in a long time” excuses.

  • rob da rippah

    agree with u short bus, he doesn’t want to be embarrassed like he was against shogun. Thats why he didnt take the rematch with rua

  • youdosuck

    Jon Jones is going to dominant this division until he moves to heavyweight. He is too quick and lengthy. Maybe Phil Davis has a shot., but wouldn’t put money on it.

  • phrankthetank

    I like this fight if rampage shows up. Jones hasn’t fought elite competition. He fought shogun, but shogun looked beat before that fight started. I think he’ll still win, but it will be good to see someone testing his chin.