Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones remains unclear about his immediate fighting future. He is still waiting on USADA’s decision on the final sanction that will be imposed on him after his second drug test failure in the UFC at UFC 214 in July 2017.
If USADA were to throw the book at the 31-year-old fighter, he will likely be spending a maximum of four years on the sidelines. “Bones,” however, is hoping that he does get a lighter punishment and be able to resume his career.
”I’m hoping for a reduced sentence from four years but I don’t know what’s going to happen, so I’m just staying faithful and trying to do the right things and just focusing on the things I can control while waiting,” Jones told RT Sport.
It is something that Jones hopes to get to prove, which he says he has been working hard on for the past year.
“As far as the whole steroid situation, I never did them,” he said. “I do believe it was found in my system, a very small amount, metabolite, but I never intentionally took any performance enhancers and I’ve been working my tail off for the last year to try and prove that. Right now we are still waiting for what they are going to do.”