Jon Jones's Toe Wasn't Actually Broken; Champ Will Be Back in 6-8 Weeks

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Jon Jones's Toe Wasn't Actually Broken; Champ Will Be Back in 6-8 Weeks
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Despite initial assumptions that Jon Jones suffered a compound fracture of his left big toe during his UFC 159 title defense against Chael Sonnen, the injury was later determined to be a dislocation. (You know, kind of like how Miesha Tate didn't actually get her arm snapped in half by Ronda Rousey, despite all visual evidence to the contrary.) Dr. Robert Klapper, Chief Orthopedic Surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, appeared on yesterday's installment of UFC Tonight to explain Jones's injury, and give his insight on the recovery process, which doesn't sound so bad, considering how ugly things looked on Saturday.

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