Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, continues to test positive for trace amounts of Turinabol following his UFC 214 drug test suspension back in summer 2017, for which he served a reduced disciplinary suspension.
According to the salaried apologists at UFC, there is no evidence of cheating and the mixed martial arts (MMA) community simply needs to accept that “Bones” is going to be saddled with a pulsing effect for the remainder of his combat sports career.
That’s just fine with Anthony Smith.
“If you’re hitting me up about this, don’t, I truly don’t 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.”
Smith is good ... but is the state athletic commission?
Jones will appear before NSAC later this month to obtain clearance for his UFC 235 main event against Smith, scheduled for Sat., March 2, 2019 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, assuming the commissioners buy what Jones and UFC are selling.
They didn’t the first time around.
Jones is widely considered one of the top pound-for-pound fighters to ever compete in MMA, but has consistently damaged his own legacy with poor decisions both inside and outside the cage, leading to comments like this.
Maybe this guy was right all along?