Oh jeez, the last thing that Alistair Overeem needed was another high profile injury under his belt, but apparently the guys at Jackson’s MMA have described how Jon Jones injured his leg the other day, and it happened while training with Ubereem. [source]
According to Jackson, the injury occurred while Jones was defending a takedown from UFC heavyweight talent Alistair Overeem during wrestling practice.
“It’s part of the game, it wasn’t like … somebody went for a flying kick and dislocated [something]. Somebody went for a takedown, [Jones] stepped the wrong way, twisted the wrong way and down he went. He was fighting it, and he just twisted it. And then it just popped,” Jackson said.
“Alistair’s maybe 240, Jon’s 220. It’s not like he was working with a giant moose. It was just one of those things.”
They are at least not blaming Alistair Overeem for the injury, but some MMA fans will see this as another black mark against the Dutch Heavyweight slugger, for sure.