In an Instagram video that went viral from the moment it was released, UFC Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones apologized to Stipe Miocic after being forced to pull out of their upcoming UFC 295 main event at Madison Square Garden due to surgery for a torn pectoral tendon, which Jones suffered in training.
The injury forced their November 11th clash to be pulled from the event, and Jones did not try to hide his emotions.
“Obviously, a very sad situation, very upset,” Jones said. “But I’ve been through a lot of things in life. Injuries is a part of being an athlete.”
“Mission complete,” noted Jones. “Now it’s time for the road to recovery. Let’s do it.”
During a previous bad spell for Jones, he was offered advice from Mike Tyson!
We here at the Hustle reported on the cancellation and the new main event (Tom Aspinall and Sergei Pavlovich for the interim title) here!
“The goal is to get surgery (ASAP) and get back to work as soon as possible,” Jones said. “I guess it’ll be Stipe and I at a later date. That’s my plan. It’ll be surgery and physical therapy for me for the next several months. But I’m committed. My head is high.”