The light heavyweight rivalry between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson has finally come to an end as Jones finished Alexander Gustafsson in the third round to claim the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight championship at the Forum in Inglewood, California.
The event had to be shifted from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to The Forum in Inglewood, California on a week’s notice because of a very abnormal finding in Jon Jones’s system which forced the Nevada State Athletic Commission to revoke his license.
Jone Jones’s urine sample found traces of Turinabol in his system. This is the same drugs he got banned for when he tested positive for it last year after he won his fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 214. He was later suspended for 15-months.
Now that Jon Jones has won the UFC Light heavyweight championship, president of the UFC, Dana White has said that he will kill himself if Jones fails another drug test.
“Jon Jones’ future depends on a lot of different drug testing,” White said at the UFC 232 post-fight press conference. “This guy needs to keep passing drug tests. He needs to stay clean, stay straight, keep training, stay in the gym, keep winning, and this guy can completely turn his life around.”
“I’m gonna kill myself,” White said.