Just when it looked like Jon Jones was going to be suspended for two years due to a failed drug test, the interim light-heavyweight champion has hinted that he could be back, “really soon.”
Jones made the claim on Instagram, just a few weeks after he was pulled from his UFC 200 main event title rematch with Daniel Cormier on short notice due to a pre-fight drug test discovering two banned estrogen blockers in his system.
“How’s it going Jones Bones supporters? if there are any of you guys still out there…
Just wanted to take a few seconds to say hello to you all and to give you a little update on how I’ve been doing. Been doing really good. Been training, spending time with family, attacking some of these legal issues that I’ve gotten myself into and trying to really just leave all that behind once and for all.
Sure you guys are curious about with this USADA situation. Obviously, I can’t get into it because it’s still pending but, what I can say is that that we have found out lots of really good news and I am expecting to be back in the octagon really soon. Thank you guys for your support. Love you guys and I hope you’re spending this Sunday with the people that you love.
Alright, be good and hope to see you guys really soon. Bye.”
Jones is remaining tightlipped on what the “good news” actually is, but it could be that he’s found some way to convince USADA that he didn’t take the estrogen blockers intentionally.
If so, it wouldn’t be the first time that’s happened, with both Yoel Romero and Tim Means successfully reducing their two year suspensions down to just six months recent after proving they had unknowingly consumed tainted supplements.