There was a theory floating around that Jon Jones had received a light, 15-month retroactive suspension for failing his second drug test that involved him "snitching" on fighters who have allegedly using performance enhancing drugs (PEDs).
"Well, I think it will play out,” said John Winkeljohn in an interview with Submission Radio (via Bloody Elbow). “I don’t believe he turned in any of his fighters. Same thing that his manager said. If he gave information he’d probably give information on himself."
For "Wink," anything that was proven to clear Jones will not sway public opinion on Jones anyway.
"So, if you hate Jon Jones, doesn’t matter what I tell you, you’re gonna continue hating Jon Jones. If you like Jon Jones, you’re gonna like Jon Jones. That’s what I noticed about the social media world how people are,” he added.
“It’s basically, there’s a bunch of idiots out there that can’t think for themselves and just jump on bandwagons and believe what others say. And they’re not willing to dig in and look for the real information. People have a tendency (to be like) ‘I saw it somewhere on the internet so it must be true," he concluded.
Thanks to his 15 month sentence Jon will be able to fight again next month. And according to UFC president Dana White, he could face of a familiar foe in Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 on December 29, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.