Jon Jones

Jon Jones after surgery – “Who would’ve thought wiping my a** with my right hand would be so difficult”

On Friday, UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones underwent surgery to repair a torn pectoral tendon that forced him out of the UFC 295 main event next month.

Now, sitting on the sidelines, Jones seems to be experiencing difficulties completely everyday tasks.

“Who would’ve thought wiping my ass with my right hand would be so difficult.😩 #babysteps” Jones wrote on Twitter.

Jones, 36, was injured while training to defend his title against former champion Stipe Miocic at Madison Square Garden on November 11.

“Obviously, very sad situation, very upset,” Jones said in an apology message. “But I’ve been through a lot of things in life, and injuries are a part of being an athlete. I want to thank the UFC for getting me in to one of the best doctors in the country. I wanted to say thank you to Stipe Miocic for all the work that he’s put in. Also, sorry to Stipe and his team. Like I said, this comes with the territory.”

As a result of his removal from the card, Miocic has also been removed and an interim title bout between Sergei Pavlovich and Tom Aspinall has been announced as the new co-main event while another title bout between former champions Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira was elevated to the main spot.

Following recovery from surgery, Jones will also need several months of physical therapy. It is estimated that he will be sidelined eight months.

UFC 295 Fight Card

Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira – UFC interim ligh heavyweight title fight
Sergei Pavlovich vs. Tom Aspinall – UFC interim heavyweight title fight
Pat Sabatini vs. Diego Lopes
Mackenzie Dern vs. Jessica Andrade
Matt Frevola vs. Benoit Saint Denis


Kevin Borjas vs. Joshua Van
Matt Schnell vs. Stephen Erceg
Tabatha Ricci vs. Loopy Godinez
Nazim Sadykhov vs. Viacheslav Borshchev
Mateusz Rebecki vs. Nurullo Aliev
Dennis Buzukja vs. Jamall Emmers
Jared Gordon vs. Mark Madsen
Jared Gordon vs. Mark Madsen
John Castaneda vs. Kyung Ho Kang