UFC 182: Jon Jones Injury Caused With Alistair Overeem

Jones vs. Cormier

A few days ago, word got out that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones got injured during training, which forced him to pull out of the main event of UFC 178 against Daniel Cormier. According to our report, he suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee that will require surgery and a sprained ankle. The UFC had no option, but reschedule the 5-round title fight for UFC 182.

In a matter of days, the most-anticipated fight of the year quickly took a u-turn for the worse. Now details have emerged on how Jones injured himself during wrestling training. Longtime MMA trainer Greg Jackson told Sherdog.com that Jones was working on his takedown defense with former UFC heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem when a twist and pop occurred.

It’s part of the game, it wasn’t like … somebody went for a flying kick and dislocated [something]. Somebody went for a takedown, [Jones] stepped the wrong way, twisted the wrong way and down he went. He was fighting it, and he just twisted it. And then it just popped.

Since there is a weight difference between both fighters, Jackson reassured Sherdog that weight disparity wasn’t an issue.

Alistair’s maybe 240, Jon’s 220, it’s not like he was working with a giant moose. It was just one of those things.

Jones faces DC on January 3 at UFC 182 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stay tuned for more updates to come on Yell! Magazine.

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