All potential punning aside there's good news surfacing for fans of UFC 165's electric main event. We may not have to wait too long to see both fighters back in action. After rumors surfaced, stemming from this tweet from Jones' coach Mike Winklejohn, that Jones may have severely broken his left foot early in the fight, there was some legitimate hand wringing that we may be left without seeing the Light Heavyweight champ for some time, let alone the possibility of an instant rematch. However it now appears that those initial reports were unfounded as Jones has been released from the hospital with a clean bill of health, or at least as clean as possible.
MMAjunkie has the report that Jones has been released from the hospital with no broken bones, or even major injuries to speak of. Miraculously Gustafsson seems to have avoided long term damage as well and given Dana White's post-fight comments this could mean that a rematch is in the works.
"We've got to see how these guys feel, if anything is wrong with them, and then go from there," White said following the event. "When you see two guys get busted up like they did tonight, they don't even want to talk about fighting for a few weeks. You've got to let them heal up, go home, spend some time with their family and start to get that itch again. Then, they'll be ready to talk."
It's the best news possible for the UFC following what may be the most exciting title fight in promotional history. Hopefully after a little time off to heal up superficial cuts and bruises the UFC will find a way to get these two back in the cage and facing off once more.
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