When former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones got reduced sentence of fifteen months by USADA, it was alleged that he had ratted out other fighters to have his suspension reduced.
However, Jon Jones’ manager, Malki Kawa, on Monday claimed the former UFC champion didn’t give up information. Instead according to Kawa, Jones gave information on himself to get a reduced suspension.
I can just tell you without a shadow of a doubt that Jon did not tell on any teammate,” Kawa, of First Round Management, said on “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show.” “Jon did not tell on anyone in MMA. Jon did not do anything that these people are saying he did. So all that, ‘He’s a snitch’ and all that stuff, we can put it to bed. He did not do that.
“There’s other things that took place in here. There’s other things that Jon did with himself. There’s things that USADA – and the arbitrator and everyone involved – got from Jon about Jon that they had never had before.”
According to a deal signed between USADA and Jones five days prior to arbitration, the anti-doping agency notes “Bones” must continue to cooperate to make the reduction permanent.