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Jon Jones breaks silence after failed drug test, posts cryptic social media message

Jon Jones has spoken. Sort of.

UFC 214  Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

In the aftermath of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor hoopla, it can be easy to forget that the UFC has had a bad run of luck over the last couple of weeks. Junior dos Santos was flagged by USADA. Brian Stann left the company. And of course, their homegrown star lost in a high-profile boxing match last night. But the biggest non-Conor story was definitely the continuing saga of Jon Jones, who failed an in-competition UFC 214 test for the anabolic steroid turinabol.

Jones’ manager has stated that the B samples will be tested and that Jones is not a cheater. But Jones, who is provisionally suspended by USADA right now and may be stripped of the UFC light heavyweight title (again) hadn’t said a word in public since the test results came to light.

Until now.

The 30-year-old took to Twitter to indirectly comment on where he’s at, but focused on the positive:

Jones defeated Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 by third-round TKO to reclaim the UFC’s 205-pound championship. He has already been suspended once by USADA for a failed test just before UFC 200, sitting out for a year. If he is found guilty here, he could be facing a very lengthy suspension that UFC president Dana White believes could ultimately cost him his fighting career.