UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is
recovering as expected from his gruesome big toe injury.
“Loving my new heavy duty boot. Great news from the doctors today,”
Jones tweeted on Tuesday. “The alignment of my bones [is] healing
spot-on, and the skin [is] closing with no infections.”
While it is unknown when Jones will return to the cage, the
champion will now resume plans to travel abroad. In addition to
tweeting a picture of the medical boot he will wear during his
recovery, Jones also shared a picture of his passport and his plans
to visit Russia and Jamaica.
Jones injured his left big toe during his one-sided victory over
Sonnen last month at UFC 159. The wound, which was later
diagnosed by the cage-side physician as an open fracture
dislocation, was sustained during the bout’s opening round as Jones
planted his foot on the canvas. The champion did not even notice
the injury until his post-fight interview, during which commentator
Joe Rogan pointed out the ghastly dislocation.
Sonnen offered little in the way of resistance for Jones that
night, as the 25-year-old champion used his considerable size
advantage to take Sonnen down multiple times and finish him with
ground-and-pound. The victory marked Jones’ fifth consecutive light
heavyweight title defense, bringing him even with Tito Ortiz in
the record book.