Over the past few days pictures, videos and other interesting tidbits have surfaced showing that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and his manager Malki Kawa are currently in Russia.
The exact nature of the trip is unbeknownst to all, but it appears to be a mix of both business and pleasure.
A picture of "Bones" and former Pride heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko popped up on Instagram, which collectively sent the mixed martial arts (MMA) community into a buzz. Then it was a some comments on Twitter and a face-to-face staredown shot with fellow 205-pound contender Alexander Gustafsson at a local show where Aleskander Emelianenko and Bobb Sapp fought in the main event.
Now, just days after UFC President Dana White said the toe injury the 25-year-old suffered in his UFC 159 title defense against Chael Sonnen could keep him out ‘six weeks' or ‘six months,' a bunch of video pops up on YouTube with the New York native teaching a seminar and seemingly moving around fine on the toe.
Jones' mystery trip to Russia has seemingly caused more commotion than it should, but since answers to questions about his injury, his next fight and the reason for his meeting with Emelianenko are unknown, we'll have to settle with watching video of Jones teaching a seminar at Martial Arts Club No. 1.