Jon Jones Refused To Tap To Belfort Was Ready For The Arm To Break | UFC NEWS

September 24, 2012 10:28 am by bjpenn.com staff 13 Comments
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“In there, I felt as if there was a point where I don’t think physically he could have extended it even more. I mean, it was popping, and I felt after 25 years that I’ve never felt that feeling before. I just came to terms with what was going to happen, just thinking, ‘Man, I can’t believe I’m getting ready to lose this way. I wasn’t close to tapping out at all,” said Jones. “I was ready to face the music and get it broken if I had to get it broken. I proved a lot to myself tonight and I’m grateful for it. I haven’t gotten x-rays, so I’m not going to sit here and feed into a little pain. But I’ll definitely live on to fight another day. Every time I extended my right hand or tried to use an elbow on my right side, I felt it. I felt as if I really didn’t have any power in my right side at all but it’s a long ways from my heart.”

During the UFC 152 post-fight press conference UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones talked about the moment that almost cost him his UFC title.

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