In a surprise move Jon Jones reaches out. After coming off the humiliation of getting pulled off the biggest card in UFC history, Jon Jones apparently has some “good news”. Last month was probably one of the lowest points for former champion Jon Jones. It was so bad because things appeared to be going so good. It looked like he was finally over his legal troubles and he had a tune up fight before getting to face his arch nemesis Daniel Cormier. Then, the drug test came in…he’d tested positive for a banned substance. Hydroxy-clomiphene to be exact, an anti-estrogenic agent, and Letrozole metabolite, an aromatase inhibitor, during a June 16 out-of-competition drug test administered by USADA. While The Nevada Athletic commission has held sentencing until after a full hearing, but the standard has been two years. Well it seems Jon Jones has plans to be part of the exceptions, releasing a tweet saying he should be back “really soon.”
“How’s it going Bones Jones supporters? If there are any of you guys still out there. Just wanted to take a few seconds to say hello to you all and give you a little update on how I’ve been doing. I’ve been doing really good; been training, spending time with family, attacking some of these legal issues that I’ve gotten myself into, trying really to just leave that all behind once and for all. “I’m sure you guys are curious about what’s going on with this USADA situation. Obviously I can’t get into it because it’s still pending, but what I can say is that we have found out lots of really good news and I am expecting to be back in the Octagon really soon. “Thank you guys for your continued support. I love you guys and I hope you are spending this Sunday with people that you love. Be good and I hope to see you guys really soon.”
While the surprise tweet has very little details, Jon Jones must know that this incident is far from over. Even if he manages to convince USADA of his innocence, he would still have to stand in front of the Nevada Athletic Commission and be subject to a second sentencing. Will he be part of the Yoel Romero and Tim Means contingent who got out with a 6 month suspension, or will he be a Chael Sonnen and retire under unfortunate circumstances? Let us know by hitting up our comments below or head on over to our official Facebook and Twitter.