UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ broken toe isn’t broken after all.
Following his victory over Chael Sonnen at UFC 159, Jones took to the microphone for his usual post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, but right away, Rogan noticed something was off kilter; namely, Jones’ toe.
Jones’ toe was jutting out at an unnatural angle, bleeding, with the bone trying to sneak a peak through his skin. It caused more than a few stomachs to churn when the cameras focused on his injured foot.
“Aw, man!” exclaimed Jones as he looked down at his mangled foot. The Endicott, N.Y., native limped away in a brief moment of disgust, but returned for his post-fight interview.
“Well, I wasn’t planning on breaking my big toe,” Jones said with more than a hint of displeasure. “It’s all nasty, man. I was supposed to go to Jamaica, man.”
A week removed from the fight, Jones tweeted that his toe was not broken as was first thought, but severely dislocated.
“I recently found out that my toe was never broken, it was just a really nasty dislocation,” he wrote on Twitter.
He was initially expecting to be sidelined for a few weeks before returning to training, but with the discovery of the injury being a dislocation instead of a fracture, the situation appears to be progressing well.
“Right now my toe is in very little pain and already has pretty good movement,” Jones continued on Twitter on Friday. “Taking antibiotics as I wait for the stitches to heal.”
Jones at the UFC 159 post-fight press conference said he would like to face Alexander Gustafsson next.
The toe injury looked like it might derail any hopes of a quick return to the Octagon, but Jones’ current tweets could be an indication that the timeline for his return could accelerate.