Things might not be going Jon Jones way right now, but the (now) former UFC light heavyweight champion is maintaining his faith that things will change.
Since failing a test for steroids at UFC 214, Jones has kept his profile rather low, having not spoken publicly on the matter since the news broke last month and instead having his management team deal with any media or press.
Yesterday, the UFC stripped Jones of his title and awarded it to Daniel Cormier, the man Jones defeated at UFC 214. Following the decision, Jones made his first public comment on the matter, taking to Twitter to re-affirm his denial of ever taking the banned substance knowingly.
Dude the truth is I would never do steroids, I put that on my children and I put that on my Heavenly Father https://t.co/i8EEbrQU5x
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) September 14, 2017
“Dude the truth is I would never do steroids,” Jones wrote, responding to a fan. “I put that on my children and I put that on my Heavenly Father.”
For now, it all remains up in the air. Jones will now go through an arbitration process through USADA, likely looking for a supplement that could have been tainted by Turinabol. Should he be found guilty by the anti-doping agency, he faces a maximum of a four year ban from the sport.