Dana White Reveals Recent Conversation With Jon Jones

With Jon Jones recently becoming incredibly active on social media in the weeks leading up to his latest drug-related hearing, the UFC’s frontman has shed some light on the messy situation. Dana White has repeatedly stated he had not talked to disgraced former champion Jon Jones since his latest drug-related controversy, but that supposedly changed […]

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With Jon Jones recently becoming incredibly active on social media in the weeks leading up to his latest drug-related hearing, the UFC’s frontman has shed some light on the messy situation.

Dana White has repeatedly stated he had not talked to disgraced former champion Jon Jones since his latest drug-related controversy, but that supposedly changed this week.

White was understandably miffed at Jones failing a drug test for anabolic steroid Turinabol during his UFC 214 win over Daniel Cormier last July, a disturbing circumstance considering he had just returned from a one-year suspension due to banned substances clomiphene and Letrozol prior to his scheduled UFC 200 rematch with “DC.”

But White told TMZ Sports he and “Bones” had worked things out and while he isn’t certain Jones could return, he certainly wants him to:

“I don’t know. Obviously that would be great, you know? You know, it’s crazy you asking me about Jon – Jon and I talked yesterday for the first time. For the first time since his last fight.”

According to White, Jones is focusing on the positive (as always) and training in an effort to hopefully come back:

“He sounds good and says he’s, you know, looking at positive things right now and focusing on training. He wants to come back.”

Wanting to come back to fighting and being able to are two different things, especially for Jones, who has a long list of outside-the-cage troubles that need not be reiterated here.

So while White obviously wants one of his biggest stars back in the cage, he admitted it was up to USADA to decide his future:

“I don’t know. That’s up to USADA, I have nothing to do with that.”

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Daniel Cormier Says Bout With Stipe Miocic is Biggest of His Career

Daniel Cormier values his heavyweight title bout with Stipe Miocic greatly. On July 7, Cormier will challenge Miocic for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title. The bout takes place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It…

Daniel Cormier values his heavyweight title bout with Stipe Miocic greatly. On July 7, Cormier will challenge Miocic for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title. The bout takes place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’ll headline UFC 226. Best Of Them All Cormier is the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion, but […]

Deja Vu: Jon Jones Is Back With Another Massive Deadlift

Perhaps you’ve seen this one before. One week before he’s scheduled to appear before the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) to face potential punishment for his latest anti-doping issue, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones continues to hype his perceived exoneration and Octagon return. He’s repeatedly called out his haters in seething social media […]

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Perhaps you’ve seen this one before.

One week before he’s scheduled to appear before the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) to face potential punishment for his latest anti-doping issue, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones continues to hype his perceived exoneration and Octagon return.

He’s repeatedly called out his haters in seething social media posts as of late, and his manager Malk Kawa has even gone on record saying there is a “95 percent chance” Jones fights in 2018. Now, “Bones” is back with his latest post, a video he put on Instagram this week of him deadlifting a monstrous amount of weight.

Check it out:

Old wise man once said don’t count the days make the days count.

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If it looks familiar, it is – Jones famously posted a series of weight-lifting videos, including his impressive deadlift, during the buildup to his return from a concerning 2015 hit-and-run accident at 2016’s UFC 197.

From there, Jones beat late replacement Ovince Saint Preux and was set to meet rival Daniel Cormier at July 2016’s UFC 200, only to be pulled from the bout at the last minute due to failures for clomiphene and Letrozol.

Jones eventually got his rematch and capitalized, knocking ‘DC’ out in the third round of their highly-anticipated fight at last July’s UFC 214. Word arrived that he had failed an in-competition test for banned anabolic steroid Turinabol, leading to him being stripped of the title yet again and his win over Cormier being changed to a no contest.

Now, Jones is facing a possible four-year suspension for his latest infraction, but if you believe his recent online return, that won’t be much of an issue. Obviously, he’s in great shape to return.

But Jones is far from clear to return for what seems like a twentieth comeback tour.

As Dana White likes to say, we’ll see what happens. Except, we’ve seen this before from Jones.

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Jon Jones Goes Off With Another Incendiary Callout

Awaiting the results of his February 27 hearing before the CSAC for alleged steroid use, troubled former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones appears to be ramping up a social media campaign against his doubters. He recently tweeted to his haters that his greatness was “blamed on things they would simply never understand” before telling […]

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Awaiting the results of his February 27 hearing before the CSAC for alleged steroid use, troubled former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones appears to be ramping up a social media campaign against his doubters.

He recently tweeted to his haters that his greatness was “blamed on things they would simply never understand” before telling them to “suck one,” and now he’s back with another callout of those who would pile on his latest of many falls.

With his manager stating there is a “95 percent chance” “Bones” still fights in 2018 if USADA is a respectable organization, Jones appears rather cocksure that he will return, and soon. He posted another message on Instagram insisting he wasn’t on steroids with some more foul language.

Check it out:

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Just whom he is calling a “p***y” is unclear at this point, or if it is directed at an overall group of people who accused him of using steroids and/or performance-enhancing drugs – of which he’s failed for twice already during the USADA era.

Jone tested positive for anabolic steroid Turinabol during his UFC 214 win over Daniel Cormier last July, resulting in his original third-round knockout of his rival “DC” being overturned to a no contest.

As protocol states, Jones denied using steroids like every fighter who has failed a drug test has, similar to how he did when he was caught using clompihene and Letrozol prior to his scheduled UFC 200 rematch with Cormier. For what it’s worth, there are some odd inconsistencies with the timing of Jones’ failure being that it was after the UFC 214 weigh-ins and that he had passed all his many other tests for the fight in addition to passing a polygraph test.

We’ll see what all that amounts to on February 27. From the looks of things in “Bones’” corner, however, he believes he’ll be back for his latest comeback soon.

Do you?

 

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Derrick Lewis on Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier: It’s a Smart Move

Derrick Lewis has no issue with Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier. Miocic is set to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title against light heavyweight champion Cormier. The two will meet on July 7 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las…

Derrick Lewis has no issue with Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier. Miocic is set to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title against light heavyweight champion Cormier. The two will meet on July 7 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The title bout will headline UFC 226. While some have argued that […]

Jon Jones Targets Online Haters In Brutal Callout

Jon Jones’ future in the UFC or any kind of MMA may be in significant jeopardy, but the troubled former champion is choosing to put the focus on his online detractors. And he’s done so in a not-too-subtle fashion. Earlier today, Jones, who will appear before the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) on February 27 to face […]

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Jon Jones’ future in the UFC or any kind of MMA may be in significant jeopardy, but the troubled former champion is choosing to put the focus on his online detractors.

And he’s done so in a not-too-subtle fashion.

Earlier today, Jones, who will appear before the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) on February 27 to face potential punishment for his UFC 214 drug test failure for anabolic steroid Turinabol, issued a Tweet saying he was going to ‘talk to his haters’ who ‘blamed his greatness on things they don’t understand’ before an emphatic ending statement.

Check it out:

Pure class from the troubled former champion, who would almost assuredly be the finest competitor in MMA history were it not for his litany of drug and alcohol-related issues.

But they are there tainting his legacy nonetheless, and even though his manager recently claimed there was a “95 percent chance he fights in 2018” if the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) was a respectable organization.

After Jones was given a one-year suspension for testing positive for clomiphene and Letrozol before 2016’s UFC 200, that could be a difficult proposition to attain, however, considering we’ve never seen a fighter get off completely scot-free in the more stringent USADA testing era.

Jones has shown an almost uncanny ability to avoid major punishment and come back, so it’s anyone’s guess if he’ll somehow return this year. Based on the brash manner in which he’s told his fans to “s**k it,” it would seem he’s betting firmly on himself to indeed make an umpteenth comeback to the Octagon.

Does he deserve it? Or is he simply digging himself a bigger hole by blurting out the callout online?

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