Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones is in the midst of serving a one-year suspension granted down to him by USADA last November. Jones was then booked to face reigning champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 200. But when illegal substances were found in his system just days away from the fight, Jones was prevented from competing.
USADA discovered positive results for Clomiphene – a type of steroid inhibitor in Jones’ samples. Despite defeating Ovince St. Preux at UFC 197 to win the interim title, Jones being sidelined meant he has to remain largely out of the overall UFC picture.
Jon Jones Is Currently Serving A One Year Suspension From USADA
USADA’s suspension however, only prevents Jones from competing in MMA. He is still allowed to compete in other sports, like Brazilian jiu-jitsu for example. Which he does regularly.
Enter Dillon Danis – multiple time BJJ champion and grappling coach for Conor McGregor.
The 23-year-old BJJ hot shot is currently mulling over a decision to either continue with his BJJ career. Or to make the completely transition to MMA.
While Danis is fielding offers from various MMA organizations in the United States and abroad, he has remained a constant force in the BJJ world. One rumor has been going around that he and Jones could cross paths on that mats some time in the near future.
Dillon Danis Believes Jon Jones Is Ducking Him In BJJ
To fan the flames of speculation, Danis recently took to social media, teasing fans of a possible matchup while taking a dig at “Bones” for allegedly ducking him.
Danis posted on his official Twitter account, a photo of a fan-made poster of he and Jones scheduled to square off. The well-made graphic shows Danis, the dragon on the left, across Jones, the lion on the right about to throw down.
“Run Jonathan Dwight” the caption read.
Danis has been greatly credited for improving McGregor’s grappling skills tenfold. When McGregor got submitted by Nate Diaz at UFC 196, Danis went to major lengths to try to up McGregor’s ground game.
As a result, McGregor is now more comfortable than ever on the mat. And has seen decreasing time there as well with improved takedown defense. All of a sudden, guys have a hard time taking McGregor down. Much of this is Danis’ handywork, no doubt.
If Danis does indeed face Jones in BJJ, it should be interesting to watch. Despite Jones having no place in MMA at the moment, the former UFC light heavyweight champ continues to be one of the biggest names in the sport.