When the news first broke that Jon Jones had tested positive for anabolic steroids I was genuinely shocked. Why, I really don't know. Jones has done nothing but let down his fans with his bullshit antics since rising to the top of his sport. Whether it was doing drugs like cocaine, being involved in a hit and run accident, or testing positive for estrogen blockers days before his UFC 200 fight, all Jon Jones has done is disappoint. For whatever reason I had finally believed all that shit was behind him and we were finally going to see what Jon 'Bones' Jones could really do. Unfortunately, I, like everyone else that gave him a 100th chance to prove himself, was dead wrong.
Now, I was originally going to rip into Jon Jones for being a cheater, however he can still get his B sample tested, and if that comes back without testing positive for steroids, then maybe, just maybe Jon Jones isn't back to his old antics. Realistically, the odds of that happening are slim to none, but this great country was built off due process, innocent until proven guilty, so we'll just have to wait for all the facts to come out.
If he is guilty of taking steroids he'll most likely be sued by Daniel Cormier for all the money he made in the fight, he'll be stripped of his UFC light-heavyweight title, and hopefully Dana White will ban him for life. In my opinion there's no place for cheaters in sports, especially when it comes to taking steroids to get an edge in combat sports, so he deserves to never step in a UFC octagon again. The most depressing apart about this whole situation is Jon Jones was on his way to being the greatest ever. Imagine if after the first Michael Jordan 3-peat it was announced he had been taking steroids, basketball fans would've been crushed. That's how I imagine true die-hard UFC fans are feeling right now. The best athlete the sport has ever seen is a liar and a cheat, there's no other way around it if this news is true, so I completely understand why this comes as such a shock and dissapointment even with his history.
Jon Jones' camp has come out and made a statement expressing how shocked they are about this news. Apparently, they are working hard to sort this situation out to see what really happened. A quote came out from his camp saying "Jon is crushed by this news, and we are doing whatever we can as a team to support him." Why is he crushed if he knowingly took steroids, did he really think somehow, someway, he was going to get away with this. Is he upset he got caught or did he somehow take the steroids unknowingly. All I know is Jon Jones word means next to nothing to me right now, so I'll just wait for the B sample to get tested like everyone else to see what's really going on here.
The most disappointing part for UFC fans is we were about to see a super fight between Jon Jones, the light-heavyweight champion, and Stipe Miocic, who is the current heavyweight champion. If Jones were able to slay Miocic, then without a doubt he would've been claimed the unanimous GOAT in UFC history. A title that still stands with Anderson Silva after light was shed upon this story.
All we can do now is wait. Jon Jones has not been stripped of his UFC light-heavyweight title just yet. I guess Dana White is waiting to confirm this is 100% true before handing out punishment to the man that has really let down White and the rest of the UFC his entire career. Daniel Cormier, the former light-heavyweight champion was probably devastated to find out that once again Jon Jones had cheated coming into the fight. His legacy and tenure as champion was brought down by Jones, so I'm sure if these allegations are true he's going to be livid, and demand that the title be returned to him. Rightfully so, I'm not a big Daniel Cormier guy whatsoever, but if these allegation about Jones are true, Cormier deserves his championship back, and then his reign as light-heavyweight champion will resume.
Somber day for the UFC community. The greatest athlete of the sport is under fire, his entire legacy is at stake. Let's be real, there's a slim to none chance Jones avoids being proven guilty in this situation, so I'd embrace for the worst. The man many of you considered the greatest to step in an octagon may never get the chance to do so again. The man many of you considered the most dominant athlete the sport has ever seen, may have all been a lie. The man considered the man, may have not been a true man at all. This went from all time great comeback story to an all time tragic story. The greatest that never was, Jon Jones.