Jon Jones vs Jon Jones: The Battle Continues
Shocking news hit the twittersphere at midnight on Thursday the as the UFC announced that Jon “Bones” Jones had tested positive for an out of competition banned substance. Unfortunately with very little time and very limited information the UFC had to pull the plug on the Main Event of the UFC’s landmark event. This beg’s the question, will this be enough? Enough in terms of how much can Jon Jones get away with before the UFC say’s we do not need you anymore. They say three strikes and you are out. Well this is the fourth strike! From the Bentley crash to the cocaine bust to the hit and run (which stripped him of his title) to the pull from UFC 200. How much more can Jon Jones do and get away with it ? If it were up to me the answer would be nothing. As Bruce Buffer would say It’s time!” Time for Jones to go away for good. The UFC has stuck their neck’s out for the world’s best fighter for far too long and it is time to move on. This wasn’t just any other event this was UFC 200 a landmark event in the history of not just the Ultimate Fighting Championship but for Mixed Martial Arts history. Now this event has a permanent black eye thank’s to Jon Jones. I was fooled, I thought that Jon had finally realized that it was his destiny to learn from his mistakes and get what he referred to as not just his belt but “his life” back. Apparently I was wrong. What I find most troubling is that USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) announced that the sample was tested on June 16th. So whatever it is that was in Jon’s system that should not have been was probably put into his system within the last month and a half at least which mean’s he willingly took a substance he knew he should not have leading up to the fight that would win him “his life” back.
This is despicable and an embarrassment to the MMA world and the fan’s that deserve way more than this. The fan’s deserve fighter’s that represent the sport for the better not for the worse. Don’t feel sorry for Jon Jones he is not the real loser in all of this mess. The real loser is Daniel Cormier. Although he get’s to keep his belt without having to face Jones a 2nd time for the foreseeable future he trained for Jones to end that chapter of his career one way or another and dedicated a lot of time into training for this fight. Now DC is left without an opponent. Who do I believe the UFC should put him up against? I will save that for the end. If we are talking about who the better person is Daniel Cormier has been winning that fight for the last year and a half continuing to hold the belt that was once Jones’ that was utterly thrown away. Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt now have the main event spotlight. Two months ago we believed that Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz would be the main event in a highly anticipated rematch then we got the highly anticipated rematch that actually mean’t something in Cormier vs Jones 2, now we have a fight in the main event between two guy’s that have not been training for more than 2 month in the case of Lesnar and four months in the case of Hunt. Lesnar returning after a five-year layoff and Hunt getting dusted off the shelf to send the Beast back to the WWE. Safe to say I just went from being a buyer to a Buffalo Wild Wing’s watcher in a matter of minutes.
While I might seem harsh, Jon Jones has had plenty of second chances to be a good person throughout his UFC career. We should not feel sorry for this guy because he willingly continues to not only embarrass the UFC but his own life. While we shouldn’t laugh we should hope he get’s better. When he does, he can start fighting again but if I was Dana White I would tell him your nine lives are up. Would the move be shocking? Of course, but while the UFC has gained mainstream popularity in the last two to three year’s they are not at the level they want to be sitting at just yet and they won’t be as long as fighter’s make public embarrassments of the company. For Daniel Cormier his next opponent should be someone deserving of the title shot. I would say that this fight should be intriguing one that nobody has ever seen (Sorry Rumble) one man who comes to mind is Glover Texiera. While he is scheduled for a bout with Anthony Johnson I think this would make for a great fight the trouble is what type of shape is Glover currently in to make the weight limit of 205 lbs in a matter of three day’s. While we know Cormier vs Jones 2 is off it look’s like Jon Jones vs Jon Jones is back whether it is for better or for worse that is up for debate.
UPDATE: If the potential positive sample is tested positive Jon Jones could face up to a 2 year ban from any Mixed Martial Arts competition. Only reason I say potential is although one sample was positive a process has to take place in order to confirm it. Jones is 28 you can do the math he would return at the age of 30 while Daniel Cormier is 38 these two could potentially never fight again I don’t see Cormier competing at age 40.
NOTE: Jones still has a B-Sample with results pending.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/jon-jones-vs-jon-jones-the-battle-continues/https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/461005586.jpg?fit=1024%2C681&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/461005586.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1Combat SportsEntertainmentMMABrock Lesnar,Daniel Cormier,Glover Texiera,Jon Jones,Mark Hunt,UFC 200Shocking news hit the twittersphere at midnight on Thursday the as the UFC announced that Jon 'Bones' Jones had tested positive for an out of competition banned substance. Unfortunately with very little time and very limited information the UFC had to pull the plug on the Main Event of...Ryan ThomasRyan Thomasbeantownboy92@yahoo.comContributorMyFantasySportsTalk