We may not see Jon Jones inside the octagon for a while. Jones had his license suspended and was fined $205,000 by the California State Athletic Commission. On July 29 Jones tested positive for Turinabol. The failed test came after he won the light heavyweight belt from Daniel Cormier at UFC 214.
Jones still awaits on a sentence from the U.S.Anti Doping Agency. They are the anti-doping governing body for the UFC. Last year in September USADA confirmed that Jone’s A and B samples tested positive for Turinabol.
At the hearing, Jones claimed that he failed due to a tainted supplement. After testing all 15 of Jone’s supplements they all came back clean.
This is what ‘’Bones’’ had to say in front of the commission:
“I’m very aware of my image and the perception of me, and I’ve really, really been working really hard to change it. And this fight, definitely leading up to it, I thought I had the perfect situation and the people in my life who took care of everything, as far as a good nutritionist. You know, I just hired a lot more people to just help me. I had the ultimate professional team and it led to the knockout, so I was really proud of the team I’d built around me.”
He also mentioned he was “totally against performance-enhancing drugs and I probably spoke about it more than any other champion in UFC history, being totally against it.”
Executive officer Andy Foster believes that Jones did not intentionally take Turinabol. Foster said. “This makes no sense for him to take this drug on a test that he knows is coming. That doesn’t make any sense to me whatsoever.”
Jon Jones is only thirty years of age. He could have been one of the greatest if not the greatest UFC fighters of all time. After being in trouble with the law and the steroid accusations his legacy will remain questionable forever.