UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones impressed all this past weekend by gritting his teeth and refusing to tap out to a tight Armbar, eventually going on to beat opponent Vitor Belfort and win their headlining fight at UFC 152. However, his victory came with a price, as the failed submission attempt injured the affected limb to a certain extent.
After the event’s conclusion, Jones’ arm was in a sling due to possible nerve damage in his bicep. Now, it looks like “Bones” will be sidelined for an unknown period of time until he gets a doctor’s approval to return to the ring.
The 25-year old was listed among the ten fighters to receive medical suspensions for the damage they suffered at Saturday night’s show (outside of a standard two-week period of rest).
According to a report from MMA.TV, Jones will have to have his arm x-rayed in the immediate future to assess how bad it actually is.
Topping the rundown of medical suspensions were Charlie Brenneman, Simeon Thoresen, Charles Oliveira, and Evan Dunham. The first three fighters were knocked out in their respective rumbles and will require MRIs, while Dunham suffered a severe cut to his forehead during a Fight of the Night winner against T.J. Grant and needs time for it to heal.
Read below for the full list of medical suspensions beyond the norm:
Charlie Brenneman: Minimum 60 day suspension (needs MRI for medical clearance)
Simeon Thoresen: Minimum 60 day suspension (needs MRI for medical clearance)
Lance Benoist: 30 days rest (forehead laceration)
Evan Dunham: 60 day suspension (deep cut on forehead)
Igor Pokrajac: 30 day suspension
Charles Oliveira: Minimum 60 days suspension (needs CT/MRI for medical clearance)
Roger Hollett: Minimum 30 days suspension (needs x-ray of left hand for medical clearance)
Joseph Benavidez: 30 days suspension (cut over left eye)
Jon Jones: Minimum 14 days rest (needs x-ray of right arm for medical clearance)
Vitor Belfort: 30 days rest (laceration over eye)
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