Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones did the one thing Daniel Cormier told him NOT to do ahead of their UFC 214 championship rematch last month in Anaheim, California.
“Bones” was bagged for blowing up his pre-fight drug test (full story here), which means he could go right back into another United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspension after previously serving one year for this disaster.
Or maybe … just maybe … Jones was set up by the powers that be because their mission is to ruin his life. Sure, the pound-for-pound king makes the promotion millions of pay-per-view (PPV) dollars, but teammate Frank Lester is calling bullshit.
I was just at dinner sitting next to Jon Jones when he got the phone call about this failed drug test. Supposedly the story is between weigh ins and fight night he took a oral steroid. Which makes zero sense since it wouldn’t do anything at all for Jon to do so. It takes weeks for steroids to build up in your system to be a performance enhancer. Jon was devastated to say the least. This is a set up, straight up, no athlete would test clean his entire fight camp, and then randomly take some cheap fucking oral steroid betweens weigh ins and fight night knowing he would be tested once he got done fighting. This is a straight set up. They are trying to ruin this kid’s life. It makes no sense and Jon wouldn’t do it. Let’s see what happens with all of this but I truly believe Jon is innocent and I hope that all of you will give him a fair chance before you send hateful judgements his way.
There is no official word yet on what will happen to the 205-pound title, which ended up in the hands of Cormier the last time Jones sabotaged himself. UFC President Dana White speculated that it could signal the end of an era (and a career).
For now, all we can do is wait for Jones to get his day in court. USADA provides due process in all cases and there are some rare exceptions (like this one), but those are few and far between.