Jon Jones released a statement Monday after the USADA released one of their own.
Jones, the current interim UFC light heavyweight champion, received a one-year suspension retroactive to July for his use of the banned substances clomiphene and Letrozol.
His statement, through PR person Denise White and released to MMAFighting, can be found below:
“Although I was hopeful for a better outcome in the USADA ruling today, I am very respectful of the process in which they allowed me to defend myself. I have always maintained my innocence and I am very happy I have been cleared in any wrong doing pursuant to the allegations made that I had intentionally taken a banned substance. I am pleased that in USADA’s investigation they determined I was “not a cheater of the sport”. Being cleared of these allegations was very important to me. I have worked hard in and outside of the octagon to regain my image and my fighting career and will take these next eight months to continue my training and personal growth both as a man and a athlete. Thank you to all of my fans, teammates, coaches, sponsors and to the UFC for their continued support.”