UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones Has a Message For All of His Haters And Critics After His USADA Test Results for UFC 231 Returned Clean… He Particularly Focused on His Opponent on the Night, Alexander Gustafsson…
Jon Jones’s career will always have an asterisk beside it now. Regardless of whether or not you think he’s the greatest UFC fighter in the history of the universe or just a cheat, his history of drug test failures has tarnished his record. This is sad because there is no doubt that he possesses sublime talent.
After the whole debacle with the Nevada Athletic Commission last month, when minute picograms of Turinabol were found in his test samples, the entire card was moved to Inglewood, California on a week’s notice. Jones didn’t allow this to affect him as he executed a tactical masterclass in stifling and brutalizing Alexander Gustafsson.
Now, after the positive result of his USADA tests returning negative, ‘Bones’ has a message for his critics and future ‘victims.’ You can see the post below.
Unlike his last comeback, this time Jones has tested clean and will remain the UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion. This is the fourth time he’s held the title, having been stripped three times. The New York native has never been beaten in a title fight, with the only loss on his record coming via disqualification against Matt Hamill. Jones commented on Brett Okamoto’s Instagram post:
“Finished my so-called kryptonite before the championship rounds. Absolutely no jet fuel found @alexthemauler just wanted to make sure you saw this. Seemed like that was the only thing you could focus on in our last fight. Interested to hear the excuses of my next few victims. Only 51 more days to go, will you be a witness? #UFC235 #AndStill.”
Those are fighting words…
Jones is set to reappear in the octagon very soon. He looks to carry on his momentum by fighting one of the most exciting rising contenders in the division in Anthony Smith. ‘Lionheart’ is ranked No. 3 in the division, behind Daniel Cormier and Gustafsson. He cleared a path to the title by beating Mauricio Rua, Rashad Evans and Volkan Oezdemir last year, after moving up from middleweight.
If Jones beats Smith, he will have effectively cleared out the division. This could lead to bigger things – literally with several heavyweight fighters looking at him with interest. Daniel Cormier will only consider a trilogy fight with ‘Bones’ if it is on his terms. Meanwhile, Jones is also interested in a mega-money fight with Brock Lesnar.
However, one of the most interesting possibilities that have emerged is a potential title fight with UFC heavyweight legend Cain Velasquez. Velasquez is set to return for the first time since UFC 200, against Francis Ngannou. With Daniel Cormier allegedly set to retire by the end of the year, there could be a chance for Jones to take on Cain in a genuine heavyweight super fight. ‘DC’s’ training partner told MMA Fighting:
“I hope so. I’ll try to make that happen.”
Obviously, Velasquez has to get past Francis Ngannou. That’s no easy task, with the Cameroonian capable of demolishing planets with that right hand. While on paper, Velasquez has a stylistic advantage, Ngannou is not a man you want to fight with ring rust.