(23-1 MMA, 17-1 UFC) was notified of a potential violation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) this past month following his title-winning knockout of Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 in July. It was Jones’ second incident with USADA in two years, the previous of which led to a one-year suspension.RelatedMichael Bisping: Jon Jones deserves lifetime ban from MMA after 2nd failed drug test
“Bones” and his team have maintained his innocence. He’ll still have an opportunity to prove it during arbitration, but his B-sample also showing a banned substance will be a difficult bit of evidence to overcome.
Jones is still entitled to due process, but the most recent news in his seemingly never-ending saga didn’t prevent fellow fighters from rushing to judgement.
Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Jones’ B-sample results.
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Does this make @dc_mma the GOAT? UndefeatedUFC champion, Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix champion and the only man to beat Jon x2.
— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) September 13, 2017
Reflecting on my career I am proud that I competed with integrity. I made my first National Tae Kwon Do Team when in was 16 years old and grew up doing USADA testing. No shortcuts. No cheating. No excuses. No "tainted supplements" ? #cleanathlete
A post shared by jmoontasri (@jmoontasri) on Sep 12, 2017 at 7:20pm PDT
They did a 30 for 30 on the greatest running back that never was, Marcus Dupree. @JonnyBones is going to go down as the fighter version. Sad https://t.co/89u0ytmYl7
— Josh Thomson (@THEREALPUNK) September 13, 2017
Really bro? I seriously don't understand this guy. So much talent, amazing athlete. I lost respect towards u JJ. I've always told my friends & fans that u are the GOAT. But I guess I was wrong, how many times can u do this bro? 'Seriously' I'm just so sad to hear this news, I'm a fan of this sport. @jonnybones I lost all my RESPECT. U might see this post or u might not, but I am Manny Gamburyan and when u see me one day plz don't hate me why I lost respect towards u. I've been with the @ufc since 2007 and I have 22 UFC fights, always made weight and win or lose always came CLEAN. #USADA ? #TheAnvil #NORespect ??
A post shared by Manny Gamburyan (@mannygamburyan) on Sep 13, 2017 at 1:11am PDT
Jones B Sample tested positive, I wonder wat happens now 2 "The All Time Greatest Light Heavyweight Fighter" #GOAT#LifetimeBan or Nah? #ufc
— Jon SuperSaiyan Tuck (@JonCruzTuck) September 13, 2017
Well that's that
A post shared by Chad George (@chadsavagegeorge) on Sep 12, 2017 at 8:08pm PDT
"Only person who can beat jon jones is jon jones" Like a roided jones vs a non roided jones? ? #DickPills
— Jordan Johnson (@doublejmma) September 13, 2017
Well #damn The #verdict is in. #UFC #MMA #Fight #Fighter #Fighting
A post shared by Ben Saunders (@bensaundersmma) on Sep 12, 2017 at 7:56pm PDT
#cheatersneverprosper Mr Bones.
— Linton Vassell (@LDV_TheSwarm) September 13, 2017
Game. Set. Match. ? via @mmaworld Jon Jones ‘B’ sample comes back positive for steroid. #mma #ufc
A post shared by Brendan Schaub (@brendanschaub) on Sep 12, 2017 at 7:46pm PDT
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