Few days ago, former light heavyweight champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones announced his arrival.
Jones dodged a possible four-year suspension as an arbitrator issued a 15-month suspension to Jones for violation of USADA’s doping policy which makes him eligible to resume his career from October 28.
Jones wasted no time in finding out options for his next fight and obviously he moved towards arch rival, current light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Jones claimed that he vows to defeat Cormier once again.
“Now that the illusion you’ve built is crumbling and the ‘violation was not intended nor could it have enhanced the athlete’s performance’ you still have to tell yourself something yeah?” Jones said. “And while there was ‘absolutely no intention to use prohibited substances,’ it was my intention to kick your ass once again. Mission accomplished.”
Cormier however fired back with a message of his own, taking a dig at Jones’ troubled career over the year involving the infamous hit and run case and obviously Jones’ past with banned substances (via Instagram):
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So here we go again Jonny boy. First off, if you did nothing wrong and were “innocent“ then you’d have never been suspended. You’ve had to stand before these people and arbitrators so many times it’s insane. So you slipped again, how many times can one man slip? I’ve been tested 70 times and I haven’t slipped once. How do you explain that? And on top of all the cheating you’ve done around UFC 182, UFC 200 and UFC 214 that’s not even the straw that broke the camel’s back. You are actually a SNITCH! You think you’re the only one that’s been offered this deal? No, you’re just the only scumbag low enough to take it! Which one of your teammates did you tell on to get this joke of a punishment from USADA! I thought there was nothing lower than a cheater but it’s not surprising that you show me a whole new level. You’re a cheater and a SNITCH! Get off my page and go do some coke, or steroids or whatever you losers do in your spare time. #doublechamp
Cormier however is slated to take on former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. Hence, former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson seems to be the frontrunner to fight Jones as of now.