Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones recently shared a post on social media about his USADA suspensions, which kept him out of the octagon during some of his prime fighting years. The controversy surrounding Jones began before UFC 182 when he tested positive for cocaine. Although he was not suspended as it was an out-of-competition recreational drug use rather than a performance-enhancing drug (PED), his hormone levels leading up to his main event fight with Daniel Cormier raised suspicions.
Prior to UFC 200, Jones’ urine tested positive for hormone and metabolic enhancement drugs, resulting in a suspension. Jones faced another setback at UFC 214, where his impressive knockout win over Daniel Cormier was nullified after he tested positive for Turinabol. Jones is widely regarded as one of the UFC’s greatest fighters of all time, and his suspensions have been a point of contention for fans and critics alike.
Jon Jones took to Twitter and said the following:
“Jon Jones should get reparations for his USADA suspensions given ‘the science changed’ and now tests under 100 picograms per ML are not positive anymore. None of his positive tests would be a positive under the current rules. His no contest should be restored to a win
I feel officially cleared. There will be no asterisk next to any of my performances. It’s good the rest of the world can see what I’ve known this whole time. My only advantage over my competition has been pure Hard work.”