Fans fear Jon Jones could BREAK HIS LEG against Gane at UFC 285 as same 'curse' struck down Conor McGregor and Silva | The Sun

UFC fans are fearing Jon Jones may suffer an injury during his clash with Ciryl Gane.

The former pound-for-pound king will make his long-awaited return to the octagon against the Frenchman on Saturday night in the main event of UFC 285 in Las Vegas.

Jones and Gane, 35 and 32 respectively, will vie for the vacant heavyweight title – which became up for grabs when Francis Ngannou failed to agree a new deal with the promotion.

MMA fans across the globe are itching to see how Jones will fare in his long-awaited heavyweight debut.

But some of them are concerned he may fall victim to a horrific leg break.

The concern comes from a throwback photo of Bones with fellow UFC legends Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva and Conor McGregor.

The former champions all suffered HORRIFIC leg breaks in the latter stages of their careers.

Silva fell victim to the second leg break in UFC history in his 2013 middleweight title rematch with Weidman.

In a cruel twist of fate seven years later, Weidman shattered his right leg in his rematch with Uriah Hall.

A mere three months later, McGregor snapped his left tibia and fibula in his Las Vegas trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier.

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So superstitious fans are understandably worried about Jones ahead of his clash with the leg-kick-heavy Gane.

One MMA fan shared the image of the stars and wrote: "This picture is cursed. What if Jon snaps his leg?"

In response, one said: "Don't jinx Jones."

And another said: “Jones' return fight will end the same way."

And another said: “The Jones curse is real."

Another chimed in: “I hope not but if Jon jones breaks his legs, that would be f***in' insane."

One fan was quick to dismiss the prospect of an injury befalling Jon, saying: "His nickname is literally bones, it can’t be."

Another said: "Don’t put that out in the universe! Haha he’s gonna make a good comeback."

One fan claimed the broken toe Jones suffered in his clash with Chael Sonnen ten years ago, means he'll be fine on fight night.

They said: “Sonnen already snapped his toe”.

Jones' clash with Gane will be his first outing at heavyweight – which he's used his three-year hiatus to bulk up to 248lb for.

He told SunSport at the UFC 285 media day: "A few months ago, I got up to 267lbs.

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"But I felt a little more bloated and I didn't like my endurance at that weight.

"I plan on competing right around, anywhere between, 245 and 250lbs."

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