The upcoming UFC 285 fight between Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes is one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year. But there is a fear among fans that Jones could suffer the same fate as Conor McGregor and Anderson Silva, who both suffered broken legs in their respective fights.
The “curse” of broken legs has been a topic of discussion among MMA fans for years. It started with Anderson Silva’s fight against Chris Weidman at UFC 168 in 2013. Silva threw a low kick, which Weidman checked, resulting in Silva’s leg snapping in half. The injury was so severe that Silva was unable to continue the fight and Weidman was declared the winner.
The same thing happened to Conor McGregor in his fight against Nate Diaz at UFC 196 in 2016. McGregor threw a low kick, which Diaz checked, resulting in McGregor’s leg snapping in half. McGregor was unable to continue the fight and Diaz was declared the winner.
The fear among fans is that the same thing could happen to Jon Jones in his upcoming fight against Dominick Reyes. Jones is known for his powerful low kicks, which could be checked by Reyes, resulting in a broken leg.
The good news is that Jones is a very experienced fighter and is well aware of the risks of throwing low kicks. He has trained extensively to ensure that he does not put himself in a position where he could suffer a broken leg.
In addition, Reyes is not known for his leg checking ability. He is more of a striker and does not have the same level of experience as Weidman and Diaz when it comes to checking low kicks.
Despite these factors, there is still a fear among fans that Jones could suffer the same fate as McGregor and Silva. It is a risk that all fighters take when they step into the octagon, and it is something that Jones will have to be aware of when he steps into the cage.
Only time will tell if Jones will be able to avoid the same fate as McGregor and Silva. But one thing is for sure, fans will be watching closely to see if the “curse” of broken legs strikes again at UFC 285.