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[VIDEO] Jon Jones Faces Adversity at UFC 159 — Looking at His Own, Disgusting, Broken Toe

(Video from UFC’s Youtube page)

UFC 159 proved wrong those who said light heavyweight champion Jon Jones would not face adversity before the night was over. The champion did indeed face pain and difficulty Saturday night — it just came after his main event title defense against Chael Sonnen, not during it.

Jones appeared to have no trouble at all taking down Sonnen three times in under a round and then bloodying and stopping the challenger. He celebrated with coaches, smiled wide and even threw in a little show-boating shadow kickboxing right before television analyst Joe Rogan interviewed him.

That’s when Jones, his belt once more fastened around his waist, looked down and first saw that his left big toe was mangled, broken and, perhaps falling off of his foot. The visage of his disgustingly broken toe (photos after the jump) seemed to shock, disturb and nauseate “Bones” but he got a stool, gritted his teeth and soldiered through the interview while doctors worked on the nasty crap going on below the camera’s frame.

As the adrenaline wore off and he saw the damage done, Jones must have begun to feel the pain. He might miss his planned Jamaican vacation, he said, but dammed if Jones wouldn’t go above and beyond with his press duties. Before the fight, idiots in the media criticized Jones for wanting to fight more than wanting to talk (gasp) in the days leading up to UFC 159.

As the night came to a close, however, Jones showed one more way that he could out-Sonnen, Sonnen. You can wrestle, Chael? Fine. I can do it better.

You can talk, Chael? Sure. So can I, and right after whooping you and with a bone sticking out of my foot.

Gross photos after the jump.

The champ’s toe coming unhinged

Jones’ stitched up toe, courtesy of his twitter account

Jones and the rest of Team Jackson/Winkeljohn

- Elias Cepeda

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Barnaby Jones- April 29, 2013 at 1:03 pm
So if they would have made it to the end of the round, Chael Sonnen would be the champion right now.

Think about that for a minute.
instantskeleton- April 30, 2013 at 9:23 am
instantskeleton- April 30, 2013 at 9:09 am
Jones didn't injure his toe until the Ref stopped the fight. When Jones got off of Chael, he dragged his toe across the mat which caused the Injury, watch the replay of the stoppage and see. so no Chael would not be champ.
instantskeleton- April 30, 2013 at 9:25 am
take that back, seen i different video of him breaking it during the fight, during the ref stoppage you see the toe fold in half though
Fried Taco- April 29, 2013 at 8:08 am
Steven Seagal taught Chael the super-secret ghost-toehold. Unfortunately, no one had noticed he applied it until after the fight had been stopped.
dude- April 29, 2013 at 7:41 am
Big Toe, very important. R.I.P. The Big Toe
Get Off Me- April 29, 2013 at 6:25 am
Fight was stopped maybe 10 seconds too early at best. Jon was winning that fight in the first round though as he surely wanted to do something against Chael that Anderson couldn't in a first round finish. Sad that the mat did more damage to JJ than Chael could.
Clyde- April 29, 2013 at 5:13 am
Can you imagine how much shit Chael would be talking now if he'd lasted to the end of the round and then been ruled the winner by TKO after the Doctors stopped it?

I would love to hear his version of events if he was now the champion.

May want to proofread the article title though, I'm not sure if you couldn't decide if he faced or overcame adversity, or if you meant to say faces and overcomes.
Thumblaster- April 29, 2013 at 4:12 am
You want a toe? I'll have you a toe by 2:00 , with nail polish dude.
godspeed- April 28, 2013 at 7:56 pm
I would grow a ingrown toe nail on that fucker and use it to slice guys faces and eyeballs but thats just me.
dipsetkilla316- April 28, 2013 at 7:24 pm
I think tommy toe hold had something to do with this
Mr_Misanthropy- April 28, 2013 at 6:56 pm
He should have just grabbed it and tore it the rest of the way off and had it replaced with a titanium plated bionic cybertoe with a laser beam, stungun, razor sharp spike, wireless hotspot, and bottle opener built into it.
holeeball- April 28, 2013 at 6:52 pm
RIP Sgt. Hulka.
ArmFarmer- April 28, 2013 at 5:14 pm
Does it still count as overcoming adversity if he didn't even know it happened until the fight was over? I thought it was an early stoppage.. But the right fighter won. Can't deny that.
snoop dog shit- April 28, 2013 at 5:11 pm
@Boober- If the Cold War documentary Stripes taught us anything it's that despite losing a big toe one can persevere and become an effective, although unorthodox, fighting force.
boober- April 28, 2013 at 4:21 pm
Call me crazy but I thing this injury might have some horrible effects on Jones career. He did it to himself, he fought harder than his body could handle, and now that the toe has broken, is he going to be weary of using it to it's full potential? The toe will never be as strong as it was before the injury, so now when he's grinding it out on the mat in the same manner, that bad boy is gonna snap under less pressure than it did last night. A single toe might not seem like much to a layman, but I think most of us have an understanding of how important that big toe is.
Deadpanda- April 28, 2013 at 4:04 pm
I didn't know Team Jackson/Winkeljohn was full of female medical staff.