Jon Jones said he was waiting for his arm to break, after Vitor Belfort sunk in a deep arm bar on the champ, in the first round of their main event fight at UFC 152.
Belfort managed to grab hold of a sneaky arm bar early in the first round after Jones had taken him down against the cage. For a split second, it looked like we would be witnessing one of the biggest upsets in UFC history, as Belfort hyper-extended the champions arm.
“He got that arm bar in every way, shape and form. I’ve never had my arm pop like that before. I felt it, but I worked too hard to give up.”
“I was honestly waiting for it to break. But I was not going to tap out. I’ve never felt that before. I just felt numb. It was just a real numb feeling.”
Jones dominated the rest of the fight and finished the challenger in the fourth round with a vicious submission of his own, which also won him a ‘Submission of the Night’ bonus for an extra $65,000.
Here are the results of the rest of the card:
Michael Bisping defeats Brian Stann via unanimous decision
Demetrious Johnson defeats Joseph Benavidez via split decision
Matt Hamil defeats Roger Hollett via unanimous decision
Cub Swanson defeats Charles Oliveira via KO
Vinny Magalhaes defeats Igor Pokrajac via submission
T.J. Grant defeats Evan Dunham via unanimous decision
Post-fight Bonuses: $65K Each
Jon Jones: Submission of the Night
Cub Swanson: Knockout of the Night
T.J. Grant/Even Dunham: Fight of the Night