It was recently announced that UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones was pulled from his scheduled title fight against Stipe Miocic.
Now, he adressess the injury that led up to the withdrawal.
“Thank you to everybody who’s checked in with me to see how I was feeling,” Jones said. “Obviously, a very sad situation. Very upset. But I’ve been through a lot of things in life, and injuries is a part of being an athlete. I want to thank the UFC for getting me into one of the best doctors in the country, Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Thank you to Dr. Neal ElAttrache and his staff members over here in California for seeing me so quick.”
Jon Jones thanks Stipe Miocic
The heavyweight champion also took the time to thank his scheduled opponent Stipe Miocic for accepting and training for the title fight.
“I wanted to say thank you to Stipe Miocic for all the work that he’s put in,” Jones said. “Also, sorry to Stipe and his team. This comes with the territory. Thank you to all my coaches and training partners, everyone who has helped me get this far – can’t even say to the fight. But the goal is to get surgery tomorrow and get back to work as soon as possible. I guess it’ll be Stipe and I at a later date, and that’s my plan.”
“So it’ll be surgery and physical therapy for me for the next several months. But I’m committed. I’m committed, and my head is high. Thank you to everyone who has prayed for me, and I love you all. And again, sincere apology to the fans.”
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