Chael Sonnen believes that Jon Jones will possibly take more than eight months to recover from his injury.
The UFC heavyweight champion was set to defend his title against Stipe Miocic at UFC 295 on November 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
However, on Tuesday, Dana White announced that ‘Bones’ tore his pectoral tendon and he will be out of action for eight months.
However, Sonnen disagrees with Dana’s assessment. He believes the suggested timeframe is not accurate, as it will take significantly more time for Jones to recover without the use of steroids.
“Jon Jones, don’t forget they took all his needles, all the good stuff, so that’s going to be a very hard recovery at his age. It’s a guy that’s already sat for three years, a guy that hasn’t taken good care of himself. I wish Jon the best, I don’t want to kick him when he’s done,” Chael Sonnen said while speaking to The Mac Life.
“I’m trying to be very realistic and I think Jon can handle the business from me. Jon Jones is going to be out eight months in the best-case scenario, that’s going to put him at 37 years old to preserve a fight with what will then be a 42-and-a-half-year-old.”
After a three-year hiatus, Jones made his comeback in a fight against Ciryl Gane at UFC 285 in March this year, emerging victorious by first-round submission.
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