top of page

UFC Champion Jon Jones Provides Injury Update Following Second Surgery

UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones has given an update on his injury status after undergoing a second surgery, this time on his elbow. Jones, who holds a record of 27-1 in MMA, claimed the promotion’s vacant heavyweight world title in March 2023 with a first-round submission victory over Ciryl Gane at UFC 285. However, his reign was marred by injuries, as he was forced to withdraw from a scheduled bout against former champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 295 due to a torn pectoral suffered during training camp.

Taking to Instagram, Jones revealed the details of his recent surgery, stating,

“Hey, hey, hey! What’s up, everybody? This is your friend and (UFC) heavyweight champion of the world, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones. Back out here in California. This time, instead of doing a pec repair, we are working on my left elbow. I’m actually about one hour off the table. We had a two-hour surgery, shaving down some bone spurs.”

Despite the setback, Jones remains optimistic about his recovery, emphasizing that the timing of the elbow surgery aligns with his ongoing rehabilitation for the pectoral injury.

He shared, “Good news is that it’s about a 10-week heal process, and I’m out for months anyway because of this pec surgery, so I just thought I’d kill two birds and get this elbow taken care of once and for all. I appreciate all the support. Your boy is back in the sling. Back on this recovery, still on this recovery journey. Sometimes you have to take a small step back in order to move forward, and I’m patient.”

Looking ahead, Jones is expected to make his return to the octagon later this summer. UFC CEO Dana White has confirmed that Jones will face Stipe Miocic upon his return, dismissing any possibility of an interim title holder, Tom Aspinall, stepping in for the matchup.


bottom of page