UFC Star Jon Jones Expects To Return From Supsension ‘Really Soon’
Jon Jones was suspended in July just before his main event fight at UFC 200 against Daniel Cormier, due to a failed drug test administered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. However, Jones doesn’t think the unfortunate business with USADA will amount to the two years suspension a lot of pundits are anticipating.
The interim UFC light heavyweight champion addressed the controversy in a private Instagram message, stating he’d be back sooner rather than later.
“I’ve been doing really good – been training, spending time with family, attacking some of these legal issues that I’ve gotten myself into,” Jones stated in the message, which was transcribed by MMAJunkie. “(I’m) really trying to just leave that all behind once and for all. I’m sure you guys are curious about what’s going on with this USADA situation. Obviously I can’t get into it because it’s still pending, but what I can say is that we have found out lots of really good news, and I am expecting to be back in the octagon really soon.”
Basically, Jones is anticipating that he’ll be able to get his suspension reduced to six months once USADA hears his side of the story. It doesn’t always happen, but it’s not unprecedented, so who knows? Perhaps Jones/Cormier II could happen in early 2017. It’s a long shot, but stranger things have happened. Hell, a year ago, I’m not sure anyone would have anticipated that Ronda Rousey would basically be AWOL from the sport, and Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz would be the most anticipated rematch in all of MMA.
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