So much for bygones.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is getting out of the Jon Jones business after “Bones” torpedoed yet another mixed martial arts (MMA) fight card back in July.
Thanks to a failed drug test.
Originally expected to main event UFC 200 opposite Daniel Cormier, Jones was instead stripped and sent to the sidelines, where he will serve a one-year suspension recently handed down by United States Anti-Doping Agency.
White vents to SiriusXM with Jim Rome (via MMA Junkie):
“I don’t (trust him), no. I don’t. In my opinion, I would never take the risk of headlining a show with Jon Jones again. I’d put him on the card, but I wouldn’t headline with him until he consistently gets back on track. Millions of dollars are spent on this. For a card to fall apart, and how many cards have fallen apart because Jon Jones gets in trouble for something? So no, I’m not at that place with him.”
I guess this prediction was right.
But Jones has been known to paint a very different picture regarding his relationship with White, who allegedly stripped “Bones” of his 205-pound title for refusing to fight Anthony Johnson way back at UFC 187 (those comments here).
Say goodbye to those pay-per-view (PPV) points.
They say time heals all wounds and Jones won’t be eligible to compete until July 2017. Whether or not he retains headlining duties for his first fight back, following a career ripe with rotten choices, remains to be seen.