As reported earlier, Officials announced on Tuesday that Jon Jones will not be able to make a planned September 27 date with Daniel Cormier at UFC 178 for the belt. Instead, the fight will take place January 3 at UFC 182.
Jon revealed how the injury happened and an interesting training camp partner in Alistair Overeem:
“It’s part of the game, it wasn’t like … somebody went for a flying kick and dislocated [something]. Somebody went for a takedown, [Jones] stepped the wrong way, twisted the wrong way and down he went. He was fighting it, and he just twisted it. And then it just popped. Alistair’s maybe 240, Jon’s 220. It’s not like he was working with a giant moose. It was just one of those things.”
The new main event for UFC 178 will feature flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso. That bout was originally booked for later this month as a co-main event to UFC 177.