By JAKE CHASTAIN
| UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones went to visit his doctor today and the outcome was quite pleasing for all those fans that are tired of seeing champions sidelined for long periods of time due to injuries. That probably won’t be the case with Jones.
Coming off of his UFC 159 demolition of Chael Sonnen we found out that Jones broke/dislocated his big toe and would likely have to undergo surgery and rehab to heal the very important limb. That brought up several questions about another stagnant title and I even started hearing talks of an interim title arise.
However, those talks can be left to rest as Jones tweeted a positive message to his fans today.
Following his doctors visit Jones tweeted:
The decisions ‘Bones’ is talking about is his timetable to return to training and fighting. Apparently Jones was given the option to get right back into his training in three weeks or continue to rehab and strengthen the toe and ligaments.
Regardless of what Jones decides to do the timetable for either option is comforting. Even if Jones decides to continue to rehab after the next three weeks have passed we will likely see him defend his title at least one more time this year. Plus, with extended rehab Jones will be able to sit back and await the outcome of Weidman vs. Silva on July 6th. If Silva wins that fight we could possibly see the super-fight between the two champions happen next for Jones. Dana White is confident that the fight will happen this year and the extended rehab for Jones’ toe could make the timetable perfect for both Silva and Jon. Alexander Gustafsson is also eagerly waiting in the wings for Jones to step up and challenge him. But all of these options depend on what Jones decides to do with the rehab of his toe.
I’ve always said that this sport is all about timing and in this case Jones has the time on his side. What do you all here think he should do? Is the extended rehab a smarter choice or should Jones come back and defend his belt as soon as possible? Let’s hear it, fight fans! Sound off!
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