Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is back 17-months after serving a suspension for unknowingly taking Performance Enhancing Drugs called Turinabol in his fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 214.
In his comeback fight, he is fighting in a rematch against his old rival Alexander Gustafsson at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 29. Jones has already beaten Gustafsson at UFC 165, which took back in 2013.
Jon Jones appeared on ESPN First Take a few weeks ago and talked about his failed drug test and said that he was innocent in all of this. He even said that he had no idea how the PEDs entered his system.
Even though he is rigorously tested by USADA, he has declined to enrol with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA).
Last week Jon Jones got his license back from CSAC and one of the commissioners, Martha Shen-Urquidez proposed that to Jon Jones that he should enrol into the VADA testing as well as they have no financial tie-ups with UFC, unlike USADA.
However, CSAC executive director Andy Foster informed MMAJunkie.com that Jones has declined the recommendation. Here is what Shen-Urquidez said while suggesting VADA testing during Jones’ hearing:
“I, for one, would like to put the doubts to sleep and to put them away once and for all. And for people to believe you, that you are that talented and that you are the greatest, and that you can win a fight just clean, and that this is Jon Jones, and to put those doubts away once and for all.”
Do you agree with Jon Jones not enroling himself with VADA?