After announcing his withdrawal from UFC 295 due to a serious shoulder injury during training, Jon Jones shared his initial thoughts on the matter through his social media channels.
Jon Jones expressed his gratitude to the fans and those who sent messages to inquire about his well-being. He acknowledged his disappointment but also emphasized that injuries are an inherent part of an athlete’s life, especially someone with his level of experience.
Dana White, the UFC president, revealed that the main event of UFC 295, scheduled for November 11, will now feature Jiri Procházka and Alex Poatan.
The bout replacing the original matchup between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic will be contested between Sergei Pavlovich and Tom Aspinall, with the interim heavyweight title on the line.
Jon Jones thanked the UFC for recommending one of the country’s top doctors, Dr. Alan, and his team in California. He also expressed gratitude to Stipe Miocic and his team for their efforts and apologized for the fight’s cancellation. He announced his plan to undergo surgery as soon as possible, with the intention of facing Stipe Miocic at a later date following a seven-month recovery and rehabilitation period.
Jon Jones also extended his apologies to the fans who had planned to attend the Madison Square Garden to watch his fight and expressed hope that Aspinall and Sergei Pavlovich would deliver an exciting performance. He concluded by stating that he is feeling well and committed to his recovery, thanking everyone for their support and sending a message of love and care to his fans.
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