UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is progressing well from his gruesome toe injury suffered in a recent win over Chael Sonnen.
“Bones” will look to make history when he faces Alexander Gustafsson in September at UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson from Toronto.
On Tuesday, the two fighters were in the Canadian city to discuss their match. With a win over Gustafsson, Jones will set the UFC record for 205-pound title defenses at six.
“The elbow is doing great (he suffered a hyper-extended elbow in a win over Vitor Belfort) and it help up really well vs. Chael,” Jones said. “The foot (injury) was a fluke thing. I’ve been doing great, just focusing on boxing a lot. Alexander has such great hands that it is important for me to be sharp there.”
Jones added that, despite the injuries, he will be “okay come fight night.”
The newly-minted No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter also had some lighter moments during the press conference when he was asked about being booed in Canada.
“As long as people are making noise, I will continue to perform and do my best,” Jones said. “But I don’t understand why (he gets booed in Canada). I’ve been fighting guys from Brazil…..this is so close to my hometown (New York).
“I am down to fight wherever. Wherever makes sense; I have a lot of pride fighting in Canada.”