Manager: It Would Be An Outrage To Me If They Suspended Jon Jones For Longer Period Of Time

Jon Jones, a former UFC light heavyweight champion will attend a hearing in front of the CSAC on February 27 for his in-competition failure for anabolic steroid Turinabol the day before his UFC 214 win over current champion Daniel Cormier.

Jones who has previously served a 12-month ban for drugs violation – was stripped of the title and suspended by the UFC after the positive tests.

Jones is looking at a possible hefty sanction for his second drug failure related infraction in the UFC. Mainly, Jones is facing a possible four-year suspension that even his own coaches say could end his career.

Jones camp even denied that he was intentionally cheating and even Jones took and passed his own polygraph test as well-believe Jones had already been punished enough.

Jones manager Malki Kawa expects a decision of no further punishment and believes he will be given the chance to fight again in 2018.

“In my mind, he’s innocent – I know it for a fact,” Jones’ manager Malki Kawa told MMAjunkie Radio. “So for me, there’s no way in the world these guys are going to punish him. I just don’t see how they do it. It would be an outrage to me if they suspended him longer.”

“I’m expecting that USADA is also wrapped up (by that time). If it’s not wrapped up, I’m not sure if we push the (CSAC) hearing to March, or we still have the hearing and wait on USADA,” Kawa said. “From what I’m understanding, what USADA would like to do and we would like to do, is we’d like to have it all wrapped up by the CSAC hearing.”

Moreover, Kawa said last week; there’s ‘about a 95-percent chance’ that Jon Jones fights in the UFC in 2018. If things move forward as planned, Jones should know much more about his UFC future on Feb. 27.

Published on February 16, 2018 at 12:00 am
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