Nothing has come of Jon Jones failing a UFC 214 drug test as of yet. The UFC light heavyweight champion defeated Daniel Cormier via third-round TKO that night to claim his belt back and seemingly end their long rivalry, but an in-competition drug test turned up positive for anabolic steroid turinabol, and everything ended up back in the air once again.
Jones, who was provisionally suspended by USADA for the failure, apparently didn’t test positive for the steroid in his post-fight blood test, but that’s because blood tests don’t screen for that particular drug.
The public has already made their judgement against the fighter that has preiously served a one-year USADA suspension from a drug test that scuttled a UFC 200 fight. Jones has remained pretty quiet since the test became public, but he has posted some cryptic social media messages.
They started late last month, when he simply stated “Times like these remind me how blessed I truly am. So much to be grateful for”. He has tweeted three times since then, with two being rather mysterious and one addressing a fan. The most recent goes as follows:
You gotta live with tomorrow despite how you're feeling today— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) September 11, 2017
The fan greeting came the day before:
I'm good man, thanks for asking. Love you too brother https://t.co/y9wakNBPsq— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) September 10, 2017
This one a few days before that doesn’t make any sense to me, but it might to some of you:
My life is Yours, let Your will be done.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 31, 2017
The B-samples from his USADA are currently being examined to see if they come up positive for the same substance. If so, he could be facing a litany of consequences, including having his belt stripped. Again.