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Morning Report: Greg Jackson explains how Jon Jones injured himself training with Alistair Overeem

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

By all accounts, Alistair Overeem has been nothing but a welcome addition to Greg Jackson's camp in Albuquerque, but being the guy even partially responsible for derailing UFC 178 isn't a good look for anybody. After it was revealed UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had suffered a torn left meniscus and a sprained ankle earlier this week, Jackson explains the injury took place when Jones was working to defend a takedown from Overeem in training.

"It's part of the game, it wasn't like ... somebody went for a flying kick and dislocated [something]," Jackson told Sherdog.com. "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."

Overeem tipped the scales at 257lbs back in January before facing Frank Mir at UFC 169, but Jackson says a weight disparity wasn't the issue.

"Alistair's maybe 240, Jon's 220," said Jackson. "It's not like he was working with a giant moose. It was just one of those things."

Jones will now face top contender Daniel Cormier Jan. 3 at UFC 182 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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