Miocic was additionally kicked out of the occasion. The UFC added a co-main occasion between high heavyweight contenders Tom Aspinall and Sergei Pavlovich for the interim title rather than Jones vs. Miocic.
In a video posted to Instagram on Thursday, Jon Jones expressed remorse to Stipe Miocic and mentioned that he can be having surgical procedure on Friday to deal with the damage that may forestall him from competing in UFC 295.
Because the featured fighter at UFC 295, Jones was anticipated to defend his heavyweight title towards former two-time champion Miocic on November 11 at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York. One of many largest UFC fundamental occasions of the yr was anticipated to happen. Nevertheless, Jones needed to withdraw earlier this week because of a pectoral tendon tear sustained whereas coaching.
“Clearly, a really unhappy scenario, very upset,” Jones mentioned. “However I’ve been via lots of issues in life. Accidents are part of being an athlete.”
Jon Jones Apologizes To Stipe Miocic
Miocic was additionally kicked out of the occasion. The UFC added a co-main occasion between high heavyweight contenders Tom Aspinall and Sergei Pavlovich for the interim title rather than Jones vs. Miocic. The previous co-main match between Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira for the vacant mild heavyweight title would be the fundamental occasion.
Jones said within the video that he supposed to get the process accomplished in California by a doctor the UFC had put him in contact with.
In a video posted on OnlyFans, Miocic claimed that when he discovered that Jones had been out late the earlier night time, it felt like a kick beneath the belt. He continues to go for the opponent in what can be a matchup between probably the most profitable heavyweight in promotion historical past, Miocic, and the best total fighter in UFC historical past, Jones.
“I would like that belt again,” Miocic mentioned. “It’s my belt. It’s going to occur.”
Miocic said that he had no concept why he was omitted of the UFC’s interim title bout. Given Miocic’s distinguished expertise within the weight class, UFC CEO Dana White advised reporters this week that it might be an insult for him to compete for that lesser distinction.