Controversial UFC star Jon Jones isn’t ready to throw in the towel just yet.
Although many fans think Jones’ latest failed drug test could spell the end of his career, the former light heavyweight phenom promised to climb the UFC mountain once more in a recent Instagram video post.
"If I made it to the top of the mountain once, I can do it again,” Jones posted on Tuesday. "I believe there are talents inside of me I haven't even discovered yet. There's nothing I put my mind to that I can't achieve, just got to be willing to put in the work. Who's ready to work?"
Jones, the former light heavyweight champion, tested positive for the anabolic steroid Turinabol from an in-competition drug test stemming from his championship rematch with Daniel Cormier at UFC 214. His sensational knockout win over ‘DC’ was overturned to a No Contest and the 30-year-old has been stripped of the title.
Investigations are still ongoing, but Jones could face a maximum suspension of four years due to being a repeat offender. The former pound-for-pound great tested positive for banned substances letrozole and clomiphene last year and was suspended for 12 months.
Jones, of course, denies ever knowingly taking performance-enhancing drugs and will look to plead his case to the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) in a formal hearing.