What Is Jon Jones’ Injury? When Will He Be Back After UFC 295 Setback? Know About the Fate of His Fight Against Stipe Miocic

Published 10/25/2023, 6:49 AM EDT

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The wheel of fortune isn’t turning in favor of the UFC currently. After UFC 294, the upcoming UFC 295 card has now been plagued due to another fighter injury. Unfortunately, it’s one of the main event fighters, the UFC Heavyweight champ, Jon Jones, who had to withdraw from his UFC 295 main event bout. Well, the UFC audiences who were awaiting the promotion’s ‘greatest heavyweight fight’ will have to wait more now.

UFC 295 was scheduled for 11 November. But with ‘Bones’ pulling out of his fight, it’s quite apparent that the entire card may go through a few changes. We will definitely take a look at them, but initially let’s know a bit more about Jones’ injury.

The how and where of the injury sustained by Jon Jones


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It was the UFC CEO, Dana White, who informed the UFC audiences about this setback. White has surprised fans a number of times this year. Most of them were pretty pleasant ones. But this time, the 54-year-old couldn’t oblige to such expectations. He took to his ‘X’ (Twitter) profile to provide his audience with the update.

The usual excitement with which he starts off his notification videos was clearly missing from this one. The UFC head honcho started off the video in a rather low tone and proceeded to talk about ‘Bones’s’ injury. White revealed that Jones was training in “wrestling” when he tore a pectoral tendon off the bone. White also said, “Eight months, gonna need surgery, he’s out”.


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White’s update on ‘X’ also revealed that ‘Bones’ had provided the promotion with a video of getting injured while training. It showcased ‘Bones’ in pain after tearing his left pectoral tendon completely off the left humerus bone.

UFC 295 will see a few major ups-and-down following the injury of Jon Jones

White updated the UFC audience about the changes in the UFC 295 card in the same video. However, it was apparent that the promotional authorities didn’t want Bones’s scheduled rival and former UFC heavyweight king, Stipe Miocic, to fight anyone else.

They just wanted this ‘greatest heavyweight fight’ to take place after the current UFC heavyweight champ returns after his injury. White’s announcement revealed that the authorities had also taken Miocic out of the main event. He also said that the previously scheduled co-main event between Alex Pereira and Jiri Prochazka, will now be the main event of the night.


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White announced that the promotion will be reintroducing the interim heavyweight championship to keep the division moving in Bones’ absence. He further mentioned that the noted UFC heavyweights Tom Aspinall and Sergei Pavlovich will now slug it out in the co-main event of the night, with the interim heavyweight championship on the line.


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White didn’t look pretty worried about finding replacements for the canceled main event fighters this time. Most fans know how the UFC CEO was caught in a spot of bother related to both the main and co-main event fighters pulling out of their UFC 294 fights. His job looked comparatively easy this time. How do you think the UFC 295 will do in terms of viewership with the changed lineup?

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Written by:

Souvik Roy


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Souvik is a senior UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having worked in content creation before, Souvik is an expert in presenting his stories with the emotional appeal they deserve. With over 1,000 articles to his name, Souvik is well-versed in the who’s who and what’s what of MMA.
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Yeswanth Praveen