An arbitrator issued a 15-month sentence to former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in his U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) case. 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, current UFC light heavyweight champion who is coming off of an impressive first-round knockout of Stipe Miocic says that he has moved past Jones.
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“I’m the UFC double champion,” Cormier said. “I have bosses in the back and I’m talking about this guy because I have too. I’ve moved past that guy. I went about my business. I went and won another title. Now, this guy’s suspension is up, so we’ll see what happens.”
He also says that he doesn’t see a point in fighting Jones next when he can fight Brock Lesnar early next year and the fight with Lesnar is also far more bigger money fight for Cormier.
“I think people get excited, people get excited about the prospect of us fighting again, but I’ve got a fight with Brock Lesnar. Why would I look back? Why would I look back to Jones now when I’ve got a fight? Obviously, as a competitor, I want to fight the guy whose beat me twice, but I’ve got a fight. Why go back? I’ve got a bigger fight with Brock Lesnar, why should I go back?”
He, later on, went ballistics on USADA:
“Here’s the deal: When it comes to USADA, they can’t come to my house anymore at 6 a.m,” Cormier said. “What’s the point? They’ve been to my house 15 times. USADA, don’t come to my house anymore. You don’t need too. You don’t need to come. I’m not going to fail a test, I’m not going to make any mistakes,
“I’m not going to have to sit up there and go, ‘I’m serious this time, guys. I promise I wasn’t really trying to cheat.’ It’s never going to happen with me. 70 times. 70 times since I started wrestling internationally and I’ve never made a mistake. It’s not that hard. So even to be sitting here and doing this again shows – guys are ridiculous.”
Although Cormier is scheduled to fight Lesnar next, a heavyweight fight against Jon Jones is equally intriguing for MMA fans.