An arbitrator issued a 15-month sentence to former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in his U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) case last week. UFC star Jon Jones will be eligible to return to competition by Oct. 28, fifteen months after failing the second drug test at UFC 214 in his fight against Daniel Cormier. Jon Jones’s samples had tested positive for Turinabol, a banned substance.
However, Jones getting away easy by USADA has visibly upset Daniel Cormier and he claims he wants nothing to do with the UFC’s anti-doping partner.
”Here’s the deal: when it comes to USADA, they can’t come to my house any more at 6AM,” Cormier said. “What’s the point? They’ve come to my house 15 times. When it comes to USADA they can’t come to my house any more. You don’t need to. You don’t need to come, I’m not going to fail any tests. I’m not going to make any mistakes. I’m not going to have to sit up there and say ‘I’m serious this time, guys, I promise I really wasn’t trying to cheat. 70 times. 70 times since I started wrestling internationally, and I have never made a mistake. It’s not that hard. So even having to sit here and do this again shows that this guy’s ridiculous.”
To some extent, Cormier’s anger is valid considering Jones has failed the drug test twice and both the times, he was let off the hook quite easily by USADA and so far this year, Cormier was tested 11 times while Jones — a repeat offender — was tested only once.