That's the estimation from Dr. Robert Klapper (via UFC Tonight), Chief Orthopedic Surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, who says "Bones" didn't break his toe, so repairing the dislocation will take approximately six weeks. Following that, the lanky-but-lethal light heavyweight champion can focus on rehab and strength training.
"The rehabilitation involves putting the toe back into place. Line it up again. Because there's no fracture of the bone - it's just a dislocation - in six weeks it's healed, then you start range of motion and strengthening rehab. He'll be back to fighting in six to eight weeks."
Jones mangled his little piggy in a first round technical knockout win over Chael Sonnen at last weekend's UFC 159: "Jones vs. Sonnen" pay-per-view (PPV) event, which took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on April 27, 2013.
Watch a replay of the drubbing here.
There is no definitive timetable for his return, nor should there be any rush, considering the promotion has an opportunity to eliminate a few contenders from "the mix" during his absence. Lyoto Machida can fight Alexander Gustafsson this summer, while Jones gets back into fighting shape.
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