After making such a huge comeback at UFC 214, Jon Jones has found himself further down the rabbit hole than ever before…
When Jon Jones stepped in the octagon at UFC 214, he faced more than just Daniel Cormier for the second time. Having gone through the mill many times before, Jones was attempting to turn his career around.
From multiple DUI’s and a hit-and-run to his well-publicized substance addictions, ‘Bones’ has been there. As the head kick landed that eventually finished Cormier, it was clear Jones was a changed man.
The image ‘Bones’ was exuding as a new man soon fizzled away though. News of Jones’ failed drug test after UFC 214 again divided the MMA community. Reports noted that turinabol, an anabolic steroid had been found in his system.
Literally days after winning the championship back, Jones was in danger of losing it all over again. The ‘B’ sample was potentially the deciding factor in Jones’ future.
B Sample Results
Even the commissions were noting Jones’ test as ‘bizarre.’ USADA urged everyone to give Jones his due process before throwing him under the bus. With the testing of his B Sample looming, Jones’ fans were hopeful.
The results are now in:
“Mr. Jones ‘B’ sample has confirmed the ‘A’ sample findings,” the spokesperson said. “Importantly — as previously stated — due process should occur before drawing any conclusions about this matter.”
Daniel Cormier’s Feelings
Speaking with MMAFighting.com, former (and likely next) UFC light-heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier is not happy. If/when ‘Bones’ gets stripped, ‘DC’ will be handed the title back. This is no comfort for Cormier in this terrible situation:
“I think enough is enough now honestly, if I’ve got to be honest with you. I think it’s very difficult to consider someone the greatest of all time when there are these types of allegations tied to them. I think that’s probably the easiest and the best way I could say it right now without going too far in one direction, just because I don’t know.”
“I’ve said it before that he’s the greatest of all time. I’ve been in there with him twice and I know that he’s a tremendous fighter, and I do believe he would have had a ton of success without doing anything wrong. But when you start tying those negative things to your name and your legacy, it’s kind of hard to say this guy is the best fighter of all time.”
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“To me, it’s just being super careful with what you put in your body, what you’re around, that type of stuff. You can’t think that you can roll around in the dirt with bad people and not get dirty. That doesn’t happen. You have to be much more careful associating yourself with good people that have your best interests at hand. . .
“The problem is, even if they find him just negligent again, people aren’t very lenient when they find you negligent on multiple occasions.”