Greg Jackson Confirms That Jon Jones Elbow Is Merely Strained | UFC NEWS
“It’s a personal choice, and when there’s a lot on the line, like a world title, I think that’s what you have to do. You have to kind of have that mentality where you’re not going to get stopped. As you’re coming up [the ranks], it’s a personal choice for the fighter, but it’s not nearly as important. When you’ve got your world title on the line, it becomes pretty important. It’s a good mentality to have. I was very proud of him for just saying, you know what, I’m going to gut through it and get through it. I thought it was kind of inspirational… It didn’t dislocate or anything. I’m sure it’s just strained, and maybe a bursa sac or two went out, but I don’t think it’s going to be anything major… We had trained for the armbars. Vitor’s really, really good at it and was able to lock it on before Jon could really get his counter in. It was incredibly quick, and that’s a testament to Vitor’s skill. We had watched him and trained for it, but he was fast. He caught Jon, and Jon was able to work out of it, but yeah, it was very impressive that we were ready for it and [Belfort] still got it.”
Famed MMA coach, Greg Jackson told the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show that his star pupil Jon Jones likely just received a strain in his arm and not nerve damage as previously thought.
In the main event of last weekend’s UFC 152 event, Vitor Belfort nearly ripped Jon Jones arm off in the first round of action, but JOnes battled back to win the fight via a submission of his own in the fourth frame.