Jon Jones releases a statement via Authentic Sports Management,
“This is an injury that’s been recurring since I was a college wrestler, it doesn’t affect my punching or grappling, but I am taking the time and the proper measures to correct this now, so that it doesn’t happen again. I look forward to getting back to training and to my first title defense. As for Rashad, let’s see what happens with Phil Davis. I will be watching that fight with great interest.”
Jones and Rashad have avoided collision for now, but as two of the best fighters in the UFC light heavyweight division this fight is eminent.