Jon Jones will rise again.
That's the general gist of a new Instagram video he just posted to social media featuring shots of the former light heavyweight champion working with teammates in the gym and with media leading up to UFC 210.
"If I made it to the top of the mountain once, I can do it again," he wrote. "I believe there are talents inside of me I haven't even discovered yet. There's nothing I put my mind to that I can't achieve, just got to be willing to put in the work. Who's ready to work?"
Jon is coming off the dizzying highs and lows of defeating Daniel Cormier at UFC 210 and regaining his 205 pound belt, only to subsequently test positive for the steroid turinabol.
Jones, who already holds the record for most titles stripped, may have increased that number to 3 with this latest case. But since his win over Cormier was turned into a No Contest, he technically may not have really won the belt in the first place. But that's just splitting hairs. He truly is the GOAT of getting his titles taken away.
Any comeback could take a while to get started. This will be Jones' second USADA offense in as many years. The 30 year old could potentially receive a four year suspension, although even something more reasonable like 2 years would still be a massive blow to his career. And he'll have to deal with USADA and the California State Athletic Commission before being able to compete again.
But it looks like he's planning on moving forward no matter what the outcome. Let's just hope he doesn't end up right back up in another situation like this the moment he returns to action.
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