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MMA fighters discuss the day after a fight

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones celebrates after beating

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones celebrates after beating Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 in Newark, N.J. (April 27, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

Some pain is more obvious than others after an MMA fight.

The most recent example would be light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who turned his left big toe in a different direction last Saturday in his title defense against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 in Newark.

Once discovered by Joe Rogan before his in-cage interview with Jones, television replays found the precise moment and that screengrab circulated through MMA's corner of the Internet and social media.

That's the visual pain.

But then there's the body discomfort you don't see or hear about. After beating Quinton "Rampage"Jackson in September 2011, Jones said he hid in his hotel room for three days because he didn't want people at the airport to see him in a wheelchair.

Watch the video above to hear more from Jones, Chael Sonnen and Alan Belcher about what life is like the day after an MMA fight.

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