UFC superstar Jon Jones is currently awaiting the USADA hearing for his latest drug test failure. Now one of the fighter’s managers, Abe Kawa, has come forward with details on the matter.
Jones failed his drug test for UFC 214, stripping the fighter of his belt and forcing the knockout victory to be ruled a no contest. Speaking on the latest edition of The MMA Hour, Abe Kawa offered a quick update on the situation and revealed that Jon Jones is biding his time by sharpening his mixed martial arts skills even further.
“It’s complicated. USADA does a very good job. People are banging on them and hating on them. There’s things I do not agree with with USADA. I’ve told them behind closed doors things I don’t agree with,”
“But USADA does a very good job. They’ve done a very good job cleaning up the sport. It’s imperative that they get this right. It’s imperative that they get this case right, because of who Jon is. And I think they’re doing the best they can to get it right. With that being said, I’m confident that we will have a decision soon. I just don’t want to put a date on it and say, it’s gonna come down at this time, it’s gonna come at that time. There is a decision coming and it’s hopefully sooner rather than later.”
“He’s in a good place. He’s anxious to get back more than anything. People you say you get that itch — he’s got an itch, man. It’s bad. I actually feel bad for the next guy that fights him. I really do,” he said. “Not saying he’s going to take it all out on him. But he’s sharpening his tools to where you thought he was good before, wait until you see him now.”
“When he saw GSP do what he did, it actually lit a fire under him. He said, ‘Man, you know what, if he can do that after four years, why can’t I? Why can’t I go out there and do that?’ Or whatever it might be. So, Jon, never once did he say, ‘I’m gonna quit, I don’t want to do this anymore.’”