The heavyweight clash between Stipe Miocic and Jon Jones is officially off because of an injury caused during training. Jon Jones has torn his pectoral muscle, due to which he will go through surgery, and it will take him a few months to recover before he can get back to fighting.
Jon Jones recently took the time to apologize to Stipe Miocic and all fans worldwide who were eagerly waiting to see this match.
The good news is that Miocic and Jones will fight each other at a later date.
It would be fair to assume that the match will take somewhere in 2024 before April.
Jon Jones apology video
In a recent Instagram post, Jon Jones took the time to apologize to all fans and spoke a little about when he would be able to fight next.
“Thank you to everybody who’s checked in with me to see how I was feeling,” Jones said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “Obviously, a very sad situation. Very upset. But I’ve been through a lot of things in life, and injuries is a part of being an athlete.
I wanted to say thank you to Stipe Miocic for all the work that he’s put in, Also, sorry to Stipe and his team. This comes with the territory. Thank you to all my coaches and training partners, everyone who has helped me get this far – can’t even say to the fight.
But the goal is to get surgery tomorrow and get back to work as soon as possible. I guess it’ll be Stipe and I at a later date, and that’s my plan. Thank you to everyone who has prayed for me, and I love you all.
And again, sincere apology to the fans. I know some of you guys, it was a huge commitment to get out to Madison Square Garden. Hopefully, these other heavyweights, Aspinall and Sergei put on a great show for you guys. I may even show up to the event to watch.
But I love you all, and your boy Jon Jones is doing OK. And I’ll be OK. Take care”.