Jon Jones hasn’t tweeted (and then deleted) anything since news broke Tuesday that he flunked a UFC 214 drug test for the steroid Turinabol.
However, his management did release a statement on their client’s behalf. From the looks of things, they are once again playing the all too familiar I-didn’t-knowingly-take-any-performance-enhancing-drugs card.
Here is the statement Jones’ team released to MMAFighting.com:
“We are all at a complete loss for words right now. Jon, his trainers, his nutritionists and his entire camp have worked tirelessly and meticulously the past 12 months to avoid this exact situation. We are having the samples tested again to determine the validity or source of contamination. Jon is crushed by this news and we are doing whatever we can as a team, to support him.”
Here’s the thing, if Jones was truly innocent, why is he not on all of his social media platforms screaming to the high heavens professing his purity? Especially considering he just escaped an extended suspension from his “dick pills.”
Yeah, about that…
Jones made a tearful plea just last year after he was abruptly yanked from UFC 200 only three days before showtime for failing a drug test for banned anti-estrogens hydroxyclomiphene and Letrozale.
Jones cried innocence at the time and fingered a Cialis-like “dick pill” a teammate gave him to help sexual performance. Jones was issued a year-long suspension and had his interim title stripped.
“Bones” reclaimed his light heavyweight title last month by knocking out Daniel Cormier at UFC 214, but is now facing a lengthy suspension, fine, losing his belt and having the win overturned to a no contest.
Because this is Jones’ second offense, the USADA, the independent company conducting drug tests for the UFC, could ban him for as much as four years.
Jones turned 30 last month.