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Jon 'Bones' Jones

Scratched from UFC 178

8/12/2014 3:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0812_jon_jones_gettyJon "Bones" Jones will not defend his light heavyweight belt at UFC 178  -- he just had to bow out of the fight with an injury he suffered during training.

Jones was supposed to take on Daniel Cormier as the main event at UFC 178 in Las Vegas on September 27 -- but the bout will now move to UFC 182.

Jones reportedly hurt either his leg or ankle while sparring.

This is the 2nd big change for this fight. Jones was originally supposed to fight Alexander Gustafsson ... but he got injured, and Cormier stepped in to get his shot against Jones.

UFC 182 is set to go down in January.

Of course, Jones and Cormier already scrapped at a media event to promote their fight. Guess, we'll have to be happy with that footage for the next few months.

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iBetty    

I Love how Tmz ends their stories with classic sarcasm... Lmao

41 days ago
2.

FREEDOM    

I WONDER WHAT EXCUSE HE'LL HAVE NEXT TIME. "BABY ."

41 days ago
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FREEDOM    

UFC NEEDS TO REGROUP....

41 days ago
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boo boo    

UFC is so entertaining but it so frustrating! The card that's advertised is often not the card that fights. So many scratches from injury or banned substances. I was really looking forward to seeing this (even before the presser). Oh well, so much for the hype :(

41 days ago
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lourdgoogoo    

The UFC has fallen off. Too many of the cards are filled with nobodies and bad matchups. Makes me long for the old days with Shamrock and Gracie.

39 days ago

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