Jon Jones has once again tested positive for trace amounts of Turinabol metabolites, this time courtesy of a pre-weigh-in VADA urine test prior to UFC 232 last month, but it seems that his next opponent Anthony Smith couldn’t care less.
Smith is scheduled to fight Jones next at UFC 235 in March, and though the light-heavyweight champion still has to given the green light to compete by the Nevada State Athletic Commission at a hearing later this month, the California State Athletic Commission has already indicated they won’t be pursuing the matter any further, and Smith also wants the fight to go ahead.
“If you’re hitting me up about this, don’t. I truly dont care,” Smith wrote on Twitter. “Picograms, no picograms, Olympic sized swimming pools, grains of salt … I couldn’t care any less. I signed on the line and did it knowing what I was signing up for and with no expectations. I’m good, y’all.
The 30-year-old Smith landed a title shot against Jones after compiling a three-fight winning streak since moving up to light-heavyweight last year.
Along the way he’s KO’d Rashad Evans and Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua followed by a third round submission against Volkan Oezdemir, leaving him ranked No.3 in the official UFC 205lb rankings heading into this fight.