Jon Jones Says He’s ‘Ok With’ Extra Drug Testing Leading Into UFC 235
UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones who’s slated to defend his title against Anthony Smith in the main headline fo UFC 235 Pay-Per-View (PPV) event which is set to go down on March 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Jones who faced a lot of backlashes in regards to traces of Turinabol found in his system leading up to his fight against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232. Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) didn’t grant Jones fight license which led the promotion to move the entire fight card from Vegas to California. Due to of that he enrolled in the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) and USADA drug testing program at the same time for his rematch.
Last month the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) granted Jones a one-fight license to compete in Las Vegas, but in return, a light heavyweight champion has to undergo several drug tests a month until UFC 235, then continue to comply with the similar testing schedule throughout 2019 if he wishes to fight in Vegas.
To prove his innocence to fans and get back in good books of MMA Gods Jones is more than willing to drug testing not only for USADA but also for NSAC and VADA.
“Every week, maybe twice a week someone is at my house taking blood and urine,” Jones told MMAjunkie. “I’m OK with it. I’ve got nothing to hide. I’m excited to learn about what’s in my body.”
“It’s not that easy to walk up to my house in the first place, so they do a good job of announcing themselves,” said Jones.
Even his upcoming rival Anthony Smith previously said he doesn’t care if Jones is clean for UFC 235. With all those administered drug testing to ‘Bones’ hope Smith feeling great heading into this fight.