UFC president Dana White is seemingly skeptical about the future of Jon Jones. Jones is awaiting sentencing for his latest self-destruction, flunked a USADA drug test for his rematch at UFC 214 with Daniel Cormier and his hearing with the California Athletic Commission is in December.
Dana white also called Jones the biggest waste of talent in the history of sports. Despite all the fiasco, Jones recently posted a training video on Instagram.
White doesn’t seem optimistic toward Jon Jones situation. Speaking recently on “The Jim Rome Show,” where White was questioned about former two-time light heavyweight champion Jones, he went off on Jones party habits.
“I don’t know. He’s not a ‘just about the money’ type guy. He’s really not that kind of guy. I just think that Jon likes to party and he’s a guy that likes to go out and have fun and do whatever it is that he does, and I think the money and the fame made it a thousand times worse.
“This guy couldn’t control himself and would completely go off the deep end. I’m not sitting here acting like Mr. Holier-than-thou, we’ve all gone and had fun and probably partied a little too much here and there, but he consistently, consistently kept doing it. Even when he would completely f**k up, he would pull himself together and come out and completely f**k up again. Even this last time when he came back, fans forgave, and he was the most popular fighter, and everybody wanted to see this guy succeed, and he did it again. It’s just unbelievable.”
Jon Jones could face up to four-year lengthy suspension from MMA for this most recent drug test failure. White said his previous legal troubles are more problematic than his recent drug test failure to USADA and can cause severe consequences. With all those violations, they could put Jones in behind the bar and called him “unfixable.”
“Even worse than that, this guy was looking at jail time. This judge gave him another shot and this guy was looking at some serious jail time and a lot of bad stuff and that still didn’t wake him up. If that’s not a wake-up call, you’re unfixable.”
Despite all the mess, Do you think Jon Jones will ever return to Octagon?