Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 7:27:30 PM

Local Sports

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

Jones injured, fight postponed

The trash talk and hype surrounding Endicott native Jon "Bones" Jones's next fight against Daniel Cormier has every fan waiting for the bout.  The two even came to blows in a press conference last week.  But just after 6:00 Tuesday evening, news broke that the hometown hero and defending champ is unable to fight.  Jones has suffered a sprained ankle and a torn meniscus that will keep him from entering the octagon on September 27. 

Cormier has issued his fair share of verbal shots to the champ, and vice versa, but today the challenger issued this statement:
"It's very disappointing. I started to train very hard. It's a little discouraging, but now I have time to get completely healthy. I don't know how hurt Jon is but we have to remember that I took this fight with a pre-existing injury. I could have fought through it, I just wish he would have done the same."

The fight, which was the main event of UFC 178 will now be moved to January 3rd's UFC 182.

View Related Articles: Bones or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

News system programming and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


B-Sens blow big lead against Springfield VIEW VIDEO
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. Despite holding a 4-1 lead five minutes into the second period, the Binghamton Senators fell 6-5 to the visiting Springfield Falcons in their first loss on a Friday night this... more

High School Basketball Highlights and Scores VIEW VIDEO
Boys Scores Maine-Endwell 49 - Union-Endicott 55 Final Windsor 51 - Johnson City 73 Final Ithaca 72 - Binghamton 60 Final Vestal 38 - Horseheads 53 Final Corning 46 - Elmira 74... more

Binghamton Women's Hoops falls to Siena 62-53 VIEW VIDEO
VESTAL, N.Y. Visiting Siena had four players reach double figures in scoring en route to a 62-53 win over Binghamton in a non-conference women's basketball game on Friday night at the Events... more

B-Mets named organization Affiliate of the Year VIEW VIDEO
BINGHAMTON, NY Three months after winning their third Eastern League title in franchise history, the Binghamton Mets have been recognized as the Minor League Affiliate of the Year by New York Mets... more

Dempsey wants to do something special against Bonnies VIEW VIDEO
Tommy Dempsey has scratched his head more than a few times over the past few months wondering how to turn this season around.  The lowest point, last Monday's loss to Division II Caldwell.  Since... more

B-Sens make headlines for all the wrong reasons VIEW VIDEO
The saying goes: "any news is good news."  Try telling that to Andrew Hammond. The Binghamton Senators goaltender had a night to forget Wednesday when he was tagged for three goals on three shots... more

BU's Rodriguez pressing lately VIEW VIDEO
Prior to the start of the season, there were many eager fans waiting for a chance to see the latest crop of freshmen recruited by Tommy Dempsey to play at BU.  One of the most intriguing names was... more

Click here for more local sports...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




ADVERTISEMENT

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...