Jon Jones may be out of fighting for the next eight months thanks to a suspension from USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) for a doping violation, but the former champion appears to have taken solace in the fact that he was cleared of all wrongdoing.
Jones posted his response to the suspension to Facebook today.
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Jones was handed the maximum one-year suspension from USADA for testing positive for two banned substances despite the fact that the agency acknowledged that the product he took was, indeed, contaminated.
But unlike teammate Yoel Romero and welterweight Tim Means, who also fell victim to contaminated substances, Jones was given a full year suspension instead of the reduced six-month suspension because, according to USADA, Jones was negligent in finding out exactly what he was taking.
That decision had to be a big blow to Jones, who a few months ago told fans that he anticipated being back sooner rather than later after getting some encouraging news. He was wrong unfortunately, but responded in hilarious fashion with a new Twitter profile picture.
It appears Jones is taking his latest setback in stride.
Oh thanks yea I figured I'd have a laugh at myself. I know there's great things ahead of me https://t.co/QQaXrUjHDP