The former UFC light heavyweight champion and one of the best MMA fighters of today, Jon Jones, received an eight-month suspension for doping, Fightsite reports.
After the presentation of new evidence, Jones and his legal team had hoped that the suspension could be lower, or that at the beginning of next year, the fighter could be back in the cage. Accordingly his statements on the social networks were in that direction, and Jones showed an extremely arrogant approach both to other fighters, and to the fans.
However, USADA has disappointed him and ordered the highest possible punishment for him, considering the offense he had committed. They added that Jones was too careless and failed to take all the necessary precautions and control before he took the product that contained a banned substance.
As a reminder, this is a pill to improve sexual performance. Jones said that when he was taking the pills he asked a teammate about possible consequences and he gave them to him. The Commission did not consider it as sufficient caution.
Jones will come back in the cage on July 6 next year, so we can expect to see him next year at one of the events within the “International Fight Week”. Until then, should hold a minimum of two fights for ‘Jones’ title light heavyweight.