It hurts, but it's not broken.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones successfully defended his 205-pound title against Alexander Gustafsson in the main event of the UFC 165 pay-per-view (PPV), which took place last Saturday night (Sept. 21, 2013) at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (watch the highlights here).
But it wasn't without a price.
Judging by this pic of Jones and Gustafsson getting treated at a nearby hospital, both the champion and challenger took their share of lumps. In fact, trainer Mike Winkeljohn thought "Bones" may have been broken as early as the first round, after "The Mauler" checked one of his kicks.
Jon Jones showed true grit tonight fighting through a badly injured foot, possibly shattered.. early on in the... http://t.co/BrICr1Q8ca— Mike Winkeljohn (@mmacoachwink) September 22, 2013
According to a report from MMA Junkie, Jones -- along with Gustafsson -- was released from the hospital with no broken bones and no serious injuries. That would essentially clear the path for an immediate rematch, which UFC President Dana White called "a real possibility."
It was also a real possibility that "Jones vs. Gustafsson" was going to be stopped at the end of the fourth round, thanks to the ax wound "Bones" was sporting above his right eye. Fortunately, a little bit of begging from both sides kept the party going for another five minutes.
The result was the "greatest light heavyweight title fight of all time."
For more on the UFC 165 pay-per-view (PPV) event including live results, play-by-play, recaps, highlights, videos, reactions and more, check out our "Jones vs. Gustafsson" live story stream by clicking here.