Former UFC champion Jon Jones is currently under suspension after getting busted once again for using performance enhancing drugs.
Since USADA began testing UFC athletes, Jones was scheduled for 3 bouts but failed tests for 2 of them.
Yesterday rumors erupted online that Jones suspension will be lifted in a few weeks and he will be allowed to return to competition. As USADA is being paid by the UFC, they have the same interest in mind as the company is in dire need of PPV sales.
Every part of the journey matters. Triumphs and setbacks all combine to make the climb what it is supposed to be. My feet are dug in and I have clear motivation as to what I’m going after and why. I promise you’ve never seen anything like what’s coming #comebackseason
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 17, 2018
Last night we got word of a Jones headlining UFC 230 and USADA secretly added Jones back into the testing pool and listed it on their websites latest testing list:
Full list of UFC fighters tested in last 7 days reporting by USADA.
Most notable Jon Jones, 1 sample, after 9 month absence from being tested. pic.twitter.com/qwIdbk1TMD
— Dave/Dim (@dimspace) August 15, 2018
This usually means that the suspension is over and the fighter is ready to compete again, see Brock Lesnar. We’ve spoken with multiple sources who have all confirmed that both Jones and rival Alexander Gustaffson have began training camps to face each other at UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden. Check it out: