Move Aside Ladies and Gentlemen, The Big Boys Are Back in Town… Anthony Johnson and Jon Jones Squared Up to Each Other at a Bodybuilding Expo…
They’re two of the best light-heavyweights in the history of the division. Jon Jones is still considered the GOAT by many fans, despite failing PED tests. He’s a three-time champion of the 205 division and the only man to KO current double champ Daniel Cormier.
Meanwhile, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson – apart from possessing an excellent nickname – was the Francis Ngannou of his day. He was knocking people down and out left right and center, but couldn’t find a way past DC. Unfortunately despite being booked to fight ‘Bones,’ it never happened.
Neither man is currently active with the UFC. Johnson retired from the sport after losing love for it, while Jones’s problems are well-documented. The two men crossed paths again at a recent world bodybuilding expo. And they’re absolutely massive.
As you can see from the image above, the two men are frighteningly big. Johnson’s transformation is ridiculous – the man has fought as low as the welterweight division. Now, look at him. How he ever made it down there is frightening to imagine. He’s probably pushing super-heavyweight now.
Meanwhile, Jones is also looking very buff. Of course, the word on the street is that he’s looking at making a return very soon, with a light-heavyweight rematch against Alexander Gustafsson very possible. While his ban hasn’t been lifted yet, it’s highly likely he’ll be free to compete by the end of November. Whisper it, but UFC 230 is still without a main event…
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The UFC’s anti-doping agency partner, USADA, have actually been forced to deny that they have accepted bribes from the promotion to allow Jones back to compete. He posted on Instagram today that he is visiting the UFC headquarters, so we should expect an announcement on his future very soon.
Jones tested positive for Turinabol, an anabolic steroid. He has failed drug tests in the past, with clomiphene and letrozole the substances found. Both times, he blamed the failed tests on contaminated substances. There’s no doubt that this has tainted his legacy for many people.
Many analysts believe that ‘Bones” future is up a division at heavyweight. It is definitely the UFC’s dream for him to face Daniel Cormier for the third time. Could ‘DC’ finally beat him at a heavier weight? It’s very possible.
Time will tell if this fight ever happens. Cormier’s main focus is his first heavyweight title defense against Brock Lesnar in January. After that, he may fight once more. Just imagine what it would do for his legacy if it was a victory over Jones.