MANILA, Philippines – Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones has been given an indefinite medical suspension after suffering an injury in his title defense against Vitor Belfort at UFC 152 last weekend.
According to Bloody Elbow, the Ontario Athletic Commission has given Jones an indefinite suspension and required the champion to rest for 14 days.
Jones also needs to have an x-ray of his right arm in order to get medical clearance.
Belfort had Jones in trouble very early in the first round when the Brazilian locked an armbar on the champion.
Jones said he felt his arm pop, but refused to tap out. He eventually managed to escape the hold and dominated the rest of the way en route to a fourth-round submission victory.
“We haven’t been able to get my arm x-rayed yet, but they’re saying there might be some nerve damage in the bicep,” Jones said in the post-fight press conference.
Belfort, who tapped out to an Americana submission and sustained a cut over his left eye due to Jones’ elbows, was suspended for 30 days.