Today was the big day.
UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones, sidelined with a horrific toe injury suffered during his UFC 159 title defense against Chael Sonnen a month ago (April 27, 2013), met with his podiatrist (foot doctor) today to see how recovery has progressed and what his timetable for return will be.
Of course, Jones couldn't release the news to us that easily, posting just an hour ago on Twitter following his appointment:
Just finished with the foot doctor, got a lot to contemplate today.. Decisions decisions— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 29, 2013
So what are "Bones'" options? When asked, he stated he could:
A.) Jump into training camp in three weeks
B.) Recover more
So what does all of this mean?
Well the whole "jump into training camp in three weeks" option is a very good sign. That would mean his toe is nearly fully healed and he's potentially been offered a fight. Perhaps that staredown with Alexander Gustafsson on his recent trip has paid dividends.
Of course, that's all speculation. Perhaps he just wants to get back in the swing of training again. The second "recover more" option means he might want to heal up a bit longer just to make sure everything is in tip top shape before the rigorous training schedule of training full-time in mixed martial arts begins again.
What's your take?