After over a year of indecision from USADA about what to do with Jon Jones, the organization finally came up with an answer today – a 15-month suspension, which means the former champ is eligible to return on October 28th. As expected, there were a wide range of reactions from fighters and other people in the MMA business.
Here was USADA’s tweet about it:
And here are a bunch of reactions:
Now I understand #usada is n.1 bullshit people.
To much politics.
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) September 20, 2018
No shade to JJ but no one is surprised by this arbitrary decision , USADA is steadily losing respect in the fight community to the point of questioning why they even exist https://t.co/AhVmwBvBEr
— Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) September 20, 2018
You ever hear people say “MMA is fake” or “UFC is fixed”? This Jon Jones shit is what they mean, it’s not the outcomes but the idea of “sport” itself that is fixed. Money rules all. What a fucking joke
— “Filthy” Tom Lawlor (@FilthyTomLawlor) September 19, 2018