Jon Jones, UFC’s heavyweight champion has confirmed he had a surgical procedure in order to treat an elbow injury that has been present for a very long time. This is despite his continued absence from the Octagon as he recovers from a previous operation to repair a tear of the pectoral tendon, which he sustained before a scheduled comeback planned last November.
Jones is a former undisputed two-time light heavyweight champion. He was also ranked number one in pound for pound and currently holds the heavyweight gold. Since he won vacant spoils at UFC 285 back in March with a guillotine submission win against Ciryl Ganes, Jones has been on the sidelines.
Jones was scheduled to defend his heavyweight title against Stipe Miocic, the former two-time champion at UFC 295 in November. However, a tear in his pectoral tendon forced him out of the fight.
Tom Aspinall won the interim title in his place after a resounding KO victory over Russian finisher Sergei Pavlovich, at Madison Square Garden.
Jon Jones has elbow surgery despite UFC absence
However, amid his continued sidelining, Jones has confirmed he’s undergone a surgical procedure to address an elbow injury – namely the…