Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones could find himself back in court later this year, thanks to one outraged mixed martial arts (MMA) fan, who is still butthurt that “Bones” was bounced from his UFC 200 main event back in July.
That’s because the embattled pound-for-pound great was upended by United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), by way of pre-fight drug test, and opponent Daniel Cormier was rebooked to fight middleweight late replacement Anderson Silva.
Not a bad consolation prize … unless you’re easily wounded.
“On August 19, Sean Slattery filed a lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court against Jones and his managers, First Round Management, for concealment, negligent misrepresentation, and negligence relating to the interim champ’s flagged drug test results and subsequent removal from the UFC 200 fight card just three days before the event,” wrote Paul Gift of Bloody Elbow.
Damages have not been specified.
Jones, in a tear-filled speech, insists he did not take any performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) with the intent to cheat. He’s expected to receive a reduced sentence (because of this) but still has to appear before Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) in the next few weeks.
And perhaps a “Golden State” judge if this silly little lawsuit ever sees the light of day.
Source:: mma mania