After seeing UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones following his successful title defense over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 135 with bags of ices on several parts of his body, many believed the champ could be facing an extended period on the shelf.
The medial suspension he received covering six months if he wasn’t able to secure a doctor’s note for a clean bill of health, added to that fire. Now, however, UFC President Dana White is saying that “Bones” should be ready to go after a little time off to spend with his family.
“He’s good. He’s 100%. I talked to him (on Saturday), and he said he feels great. The only thing that’s sore on him is his calf. It’s a little sore,” said White, in an interview with MMAjunkie.com. “I’d like to give these guys time to rest and give them a little break, so we’ll see what happens.”
Jones is slated to meet Rashad Evans for the 205-pound title, but it would seem the fight will likely take place in 2012. There will be plenty of pre-fight talk, as the two former training partners have already engaged in several verbal battles through Twitter and press conferences.