Jon Jones Currently Under USADA Suspension, Waiting For His Fate, Despite That ‘Bones’ Lands A Sports Supplement Sponsorship
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is on provisional suspension after flunking a USADA administered drug test for his showdown against Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 back in 2017. However, his team is expecting that “Bones” would return to Octagon sometime in 2018. Jones still has to undergo arbitration with USADA, where he’s facing four years in the sidelines for this second anti-doping violation in the UFC.
Jones lost all his sponsors following his arrest in a hit-and-run accident in April of 2015, where he posted $2,500 for bail. After fresh off his suspension, Jones inked a new sponsorship with GAT a sports nutrition products company, a product that boasts a massive strength and gains.
Jones Jeopardize his relationship with nutrition company after flagged for two banned substances in an out-of-competition test and his removal from UFC 200 card. Jones and his team indicated that a positive test could have been the result of tainted supplements.
Later GAT Nutrition executive, a sponsor of Jones and other athletes, said ‘Bones’ failed test has nothing to do with our products.
Despite Jones second violation that stripped him of his title and the results that overturned to no contest, he is once again a spokesperson for GAT nutrition company. GAT recently announced the news on Twitter :
He’s Back! We are pumped to announce the RETURN of the KING @jonnybones to #TeamGAT 👊💪 #CompeteHarder #GATSport #JonJones #UFC
— GAT (@GATSupplements) September 4, 2018
If Jones is getting back with his sponsors that mean he may be near to the end of his USADA suspension. As of this current writing, we don’t know when Jones will return to Octagon as USADA still has to offer clarifications on ‘Bones’ case.