USADA: \u201cRules Set Out In 10.6.1.1 Are Crystal Clear, If They Are Not Met, An Individual Would Not Be Considered For A Reduction Based On Substantial Assistance\u201d You can say that Jon Jones is one of the luckiest men in the world. He slipped out with an only 15-month ban. And he is a repeated offender! Jon Jones\u2019 manager Malki Kawa opened up on Monday. He talked about the possible rumors that Bones snitched other fighters to get suspension reduction. Malki Kawa claims Bones gave information about himself and nobody else. According to Kawa, Bones is everything but a snitch. (via MMAJunkie.com) \u201cI can just tell you without a shadow of a doubt that Jon did not tell on any teammate,\u201d Kawa, of First Round Management, said on \u201cAriel Helwani\u2019s MMA Show.\u201d \u201cJon did not tell on anyone in MMA. Jon did not do anything that these people are saying he did. So all that, \u2018He\u2019s a snitch\u2019 and all that stuff, we can put it to bed. He did not do that. \u201cThere\u2019s other things that took place in here. There\u2019s other things that Jon did with himself. There\u2019s things that USADA \u2013 and the arbitrator and everyone involved \u2013 got from Jon about Jon that they had never had before.\u201d USADA replied to possible snitching rumors too. In the public record of arbitrator\u2019s decision, it was clearly stated that Jon Jones provided \u201csubstantial assistance to USADA\u201d. The same thing was mentioned in USADA\u2019s announcement of Bones\u2019 suspension. Jon Jones received 30-month penalty reduction even before his trial started. He cooperated. USADA spokesperson Daniel Eurich said the rule 10.6.1.1. saved Bones\u2019 from a more serious penalty. He said Jon Jones was also \u201crewarded\u201d for his behavior. \u201cImportantly, if the athlete or support personnel fails to continue to cooperate and provide credible substantial assistance, USADA will reinstate the original sanction,\u201d Eurich said. \u201cThese rules set out in 10.6.1.1 are crystal clear, and if they are not met, an individual would not be considered for a reduction based on substantial assistance.\u201d According to the \u201csubstantial assistance\u201d rule, USADA reserves rights to \u201csuspend all or part\u201d of a potential suspension. But it can happen only when someone \u201cprovides info that result in a criminal or disciplinary body discovering or bringing forward a criminal offense or the breach of professional rules committed by another person\u201d. The reduction time, according to this rule, is dependent on \u201cthe seriousness of the anti-doping policy violation committed by the athlete or other person\u201d. The second criterion is \u201cthe significance of the substantial assistance issued by the athlete or another person to help eliminate doping in sports\u201d. Now let\u2019s remember the deal Jon Jones signed with USADA five days before the arbitration. It obligated Bones to cooperate if he wants to keep the reduction permanent. Yet, the time frame wasn\u2019t specified. Eurich didn\u2019t provide more details on \u201cJon Jones cooperation\u201d. He has only stated it would be related to the \u201congoing matters\u201d. Malki Kawa states he doesn\u2019t know anything about the limits of Jon Jones\u2019 cooperation need. He described Bones\u2019 routine after the training claiming he doesn\u2019t even take a shower in the gym. Kawa also laughed hard to the social media message that Bones\u2019 teammates could be in trouble. After all, it might indirectly mean that Bones might turn into a snitch. \u201cIt\u2019s not like Jon sits in a room somewhere and watches people do steroids, and then he\u2019s like, \u2018Hey man, guess what, my teammate over here is doing steroids,'\u201d Kawa said. \u201cJon goes and trains, gets his stuff, and he goes home. He doesn\u2019t take a shower there. He doesn\u2019t really hang out there. He comes in, does his thing, and he leaves. So he doesn\u2019t sit there and hang out like that, or would know about anyone that does that. He doesn\u2019t do that. So when people say these things, to me, it\u2019s a funny thing. \u201cI\u2019m assuming if Jon\u2019s name comes up in something, and he was to know something, he would have to be cooperative with them. But I don\u2019t know of a deal where it\u2019s like, \u2018Hey, we\u2019re going to continue to\u2019 \u2013 I don\u2019t know about that. That\u2019s not how it went down. I don\u2019t want to assume anything or have this turn into a disaster all of a sudden. But from what I understand, a lot of the stuff they were talking about had to do with him \u2013 not other people.\u201d Kawa also added USADA protocol has been established. But its goal is to prevent the future policy violation. \u201cHe knows not to take anything without letting us know about it first,\u201d Kawa said. \u201cWe obviously send it to (UFC VP of Athlete Relations Jeff) Novitzky and the people that control the USADA program at the UFC and have them review so it\u2019s a second set of eyes. Get in writing that it\u2019s a low-risk supplement, because there\u2019s still a level of risk by taking supplements, and just go from there.\u201d Kawa was also asked about Jon Jones\u2019 potential return opponents. He said he would be satisfied with Daniel Cormier or Alexander Gustafsson. Jon Jones has already defeated Daniel Cormier at UFC 182 on January 3, 2015. Bones also won at UFC 214 on July 29, 2017. Yet, his victory was overturned to no contest due to positive tests on Turinabol. Alexander Gustafsson and Jon Jones fought at UFC 165 on September 21, 2013. Jones won via unanimous decision but it was probably the toughest match of his career. The Mauler recently called Bones on social media. What do you think, is there a chance Jon Jones will turn into a snitch? Do you believe these rumors? Who would you like to see inside the Octagon as Bones\u2019 opponent next?