UFC President Doesn't Know If Jon Jones Will Fight Again

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 24, 2017

It seems that nearly every fighter on the UFC roster has something to say about Jon Jones' potential USADA violation, which stems from a failed test that occurred on the night of the UFC 214 weigh-ins.

Jones won the fight and reclaimed his 205-pound belt after sitting out the previous year for a failed doping test. On that night, Jones escaped with a hotly-debated decision win, and the light heavyweight belt.

It will cost him much more in the pocket with UFC president Dana White revealing that they had been looking at a potential fight between Jones and heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in December before finding out about the failed test. "How many times did I fly to Albuquerque when he was in trouble?".

Jones' camp released a statement on Wednesday (NZ time) saying the fighter was "crushed" by the news and that they are having the samples tested again "to determine the validity or source of contamination". Jon, his trainers, his nutritionists and his entire camp have worked tirelessly and meticulously the past 12 months to avoid this exact situation.

"In my mind, on July 29, I competed and I lost", said Cormier, who is on vacation in Hawaii with his family.

"It's very hard to say anything right now until we know the whole story", he told Kimura.se of Jones' bust (via MMAUno.com). Am I surprised? No, nothing about that man surprises me anymore. I can't believe we are going through all of this again. "We'll have to wait and see what the B sample says".

If the violation is confirmed, Jones is nearly certain to face a multiyear suspension from the sport, taking away even more of his fighting prime. "So the second penalty, if it were to come to that, basically doubles the amount of the first". Instead, two divisions have been thrown into turmoil. The superstars both appeared eager to meet next year in a heavyweight fight that would be among the biggest events in the UFC's history. "I don't know what to say about this one".

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency administers the UFC's doping policy. The California State Athletic Commission also has jurisdiction over Jones' test.

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