Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones failed another drug test back at UFC 214. Consequently, “Bones” Jones was dealt a 15-month suspension from the octagon.
Speaking to ESPN, Jon Jones has since come forward to reveal that he was in a dark place during his time away from the UFC.
“Opposed to the guy that you see now, I feel like I’ve been through a lot. I’ve learned a lot. And I just feel like I appreciate the sport a lot more than used to. Having it be taken away from you and losing it, it teaches you how much it means to you. And this sport does mean a lot to me, I was extremely sad without it.”
“Now that I have the opportunity to be back here in the UFC, I feel like I will treat it with so much more respect.”
“I don’t feel like I have anything to prove. I just have something to remind everybody, and that’s who I am in this sport and what I am capable of.”