Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is currently awaiting a hearing from USADA concerning his latest failed drug test. That being said, interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington believes that Jones’ management team is perhaps attempting to bribe the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
Jon Jones failed his drug test for UFC 214. Consequently, Jones had his fighting license revoked and was fined $205,000 from the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).
Still, however, USADA has yet to administer a decision over the matter. “Bones” Jones could face a multiple year suspension from the UFC’s anti-doping watch dogs.
Speaking on the Beyond the Fight podcast with Chael Sonnen, former roommate to Jon Jones and reigning interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington has come forward with his thoughts on the matter.
“I feel like if that does happen that he comes in before that two-year time frame, we would find out a lot about USADA. I think they would lose a lot of credit.”
“If he ends up coming back before that two-year time frame, I would really have to question USADA’s legitimacy.”
“I think they’re trying to keep (Jones’) name in the headlines. Obviously, that’s the name of the game is to keep your name hot. I think they’re using that more as leverage to keep his name out there at the possibility (of returning earlier).”
“You never know. His scumbag management team, Malki Kawa and those guys, they’re probably trying to pay off the UFC or USADA somehow to get him back earlier. You never know the UFC’s side, they want to do business and make money so if he’s available, and USADA clears him, then they’re gonna want to do business and put him back out there to fight and make that company money.”
“They’ve got a $4 billion installment on that loan to pay back, so they’re gonna do whatever it takes to make money and pay back that loan.”