Though UFC light heavyweight title-holder Jon Jones may appear superhuman at times it appears he in fact a mere mortal, as the 24-year old champion was apparently injured during his bout with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 135 and could miss up to six months as a result.
The name was listed in an official report from Colorado’s regulatory commission along with eleven other competitors who took to the Octagon this past Saturday night. Joining him with a potential six-month stint on the sidelines were Aaron Riley and James Te Huna.
No specifics were listed in terms of the actual affliction Jones, or any fighter, suffered though it was stated “Bones” could be cleared by a doctor to return in as little as 45 days.
Jones’ opponent at last weekend’s event, Jackson, was suspended for sixty days meaning “Rampage” should be ready for a bout in February when the UFC heads to Japan as he’d hoped for.
Here is a full list of UFC 135 medical suspensions:
James Te Huna – Suspended 180 days for injuries, reduced to 30 days with physician’s clearance
Ricardo Romero – Suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact
Cole Escovedo – Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
Eddie Yagin – Suspended 30 days
Nick Ring – Suspended 30 days
Aaron Riley – Suspended 180 days, reduced to 90 days with physician’s clearance
Takanori Gomi – Suspended 30 days
Ben Rothwell – Suspended 60 days with no contact 45 days
Mark Hunt – Suspended 45 days with no contact 30 days
Matt Hughes – Suspended 45 days with no contact 30 days
Quinton Jackson – Suspended 60 days with no contact 45 days
Jon Jones – Suspended 180 days, reduced to 45 days with physician’s clearance
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