Jon Jones has said plenty of sorries throughout his career, but judging by his latest post, he’s done being apologetic.
The former UFC light heavyweight champion has been out of the cage since UFC 214, where he knocked out Daniel Cormier, only to be found failing a drugs test for the steroid Turinabol. While most could be forgiven for thinking this is the final nail in the coffin for Jones, particularly after the numerous controversies in his career, there seems to be something in the air that suggests he could be returning to action sooner than later.
Certainly, he and his team appears to think so. As Jones has begun posting videos of himself hitting mitts and appearing to eye a comeback, his manager Malki Kawa has begun making statements that it’s “95%” that Jones will fight in 2018.
And then there is today’s message from the former champion.
“Let me talk to my haters,” Jones wrote. “Blame my greatness on things you simply will never understand. Hard work. Passion. Suck one.”
Let me talk to my haters. Blame my greatness on things you simply will never understand. Hard work. Passion. Suck one
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) February 16, 2018
Jones is set to have a hearing in California on the 27th of this month, where he’ll potentially be sentenced by the California State Athletic Commission for his test failure. He’s also awaiting a punishment from USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner.