Jon Jones fires back at Alexander Gustafsson

Arnold Nichols
December 25, 2018

Alexander Gustafsson still on, as California commission has already granted "Bones" his fight license because they are already aware of details of Jones first finding.

"This is the residual effect from the July 2017 test".

UFC president Dana White announced Saturday's UFC 232 will no longer take place in Las Vegas and has been moved to Los Angeles, according to ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto. He also accused USADA, Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance for UFC Jeff Novitzky, and UFC President Dana White of promoting cheaters and condoning steroid use.

As Jones suggests in this comment, he and Gustafsson have fought once before, in the main event of UFC 165, in 2013 in Toronto. "And all of them, independent of us, determined that this was not a re-ingestion of the substance and this very, very small amount that was occurring and still showing up, according to these experts from around the world, did not provide any performance-enhancing benefit".

"Today, Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) executive director Bob Bennett announced that, in consultation with NSAC commission chair Anthony Marnell III, unarmed combatant Jon Jones will be allowed to withdraw his pending application for licensure, which was meant to clear him to fight in a major contest in Nevada later this month", read a statement from the NSAC, obtained by Erickson and Morgan. On that night, Jones walked away with a unanimous decision win, though many fans felt Gustafsson should have been awarded the decision.


The former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion's recent drug-related result has been met by fierce criticism from Daniel Cormier, who has taken to Twitter to brutally slam his rival and former opponent.

Notified of the result, Nevada officials did not feel they had adequate time to properly vet the test result in accordance with Jones' drug testing history, and thus wouldn't be able to rule on Jones' case in time for UFC 232 on Saturday. Jon Jones has got his life together.

Cormier responded to the tweet, telling Jones to "keep the money", before laying out a plan of his own.

But as the positive result came via an out-of-competition test it did not lead to a suspension.

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