Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones failed a drug test for UFC 214. Consequently, the former title holder has recently been sidelined and waiting for a verdict from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
USADA has since sanctioned a 15-month suspension for the fighter. “Bones” Jones will be eligible to compete once again in Oct. 2018.
Taking to social media, many of the UFC’s competitors have now come forward with their thoughts on the matter. Check it out below.
Now I understand #usada is n.1 bullshit people.
To much politics.
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) September 20, 2018
No shade to JJ but no one is surprised by this arbitrary decision , USADA is steadily losing respect in the fight community to the point of questioning why they even exist ? https://t.co/AhVmwBvBEr
— Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) September 20, 2018
The ? of arbitration! #freedbone$ https://t.co/5h36zo1PHv
— The Mane Event™ (@EliasTheodorou) September 20, 2018
Felicidades @JonnyBones !! Happy for you bro! #iluhju https://t.co/xxncwTyKDP
— Peoples Champ (@YoelRomeroMMA) September 20, 2018
You ever hear people say “MMA is fake” or “UFC is fixed”? This Jon Jones shit is what they mean, it’s not the outcomes but the idea of “sport” itself that is fixed. Money rules all. What a fucking joke
— “Filthy” Tom Lawlor (@FilthyTomLawlor) September 19, 2018
FUCK USAD This shit is fake
— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) September 20, 2018
Congrats @JonnyBones #comebackseason #realisback https://t.co/PmTmQwCRla
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) September 20, 2018
Welcome back @JonnyBones and hey mthafkas don’t say I didn’t tell you so…!! #ufc230 https://t.co/FIHfFHszVf
— Damien Brown (@beatdown155) September 20, 2018
I guess UFC 230 has a main event now. #JonJones vs #AlexanderGustafsson ?? @ufc
— Manny Gamburyan (@MannyGamburyan) September 20, 2018
Welcome back @JonnyBones 2.0!
— Siyar The Great (@Siyarized) September 20, 2018