UFC heavyweight champion, Jon Jones has confirmed he has undergone a surgical procedure to in order to write a long-standing elbow injury tween his unfurled sidelining from the Octagon, as he continues recovery from an operation to write a pectoral tendon tear suffered superiority of a planned comeback last November.

Jones, a former two-time undisputed light heavyweight champion, pound-for-pound number one and current heavyweight gold holder, has been sidelined since he clinched vacant spoils when in March at UFC 285, landing a dominant opening round guillotine wring submission win over Ciryl Gane.

Slated to make his comeback in a heavyweight title fight defense against former two-time champion, Stipe Miocic at UFC 295 when in November, a pectoral tendon tear forced Endicott native, Jones from the matchup.

In his place, an interim title has been introduced to the division, with Tom Aspinall clinching said title with a blistering opening round KO win over Russian finisher, Sergei Pavlovich at Madison Square Garden.

Jon Jones undergoes elbow surgery tween UFC absence

However, tween his unfurled sidelining, Jones has confirmed he’s undergone a surgical procedure to write an elbow injury – namely the shaving lanugo on numerous unorthodoxy spurs during his time yonder from zippy competition.

“Back out here in California with Dr. [Neal] ElAttrache, this time instead of doing a pec repair, we are working on my left elbow,” Jon Jones said on Instagram. “I’m unquestionably well-nigh one hour off the table. We had a two-hour surgery shaving lanugo some unorthodoxy spurs. The good news is it’s well-nigh a 10 week healing process, and I’m out for months anyway, considering of this pec surgery, so i thought I’d just skiver two birds and get this elbow taken superintendency of once and for all.”

“I fathom all the support,” Jon Jones explained. “Your boy’s when in the sling, when on this recovery journey. Still on this recovery journey. Sometimes you have to take a small step when in order to move forward, and I’m patient. I fathom you guys support, your love and your positive energy, and Iw ill be back. Love you all.”