It turns out that the only thing Daniel Cormier got KO’d by at UFC 214 was the pharmaceutical industry. News of Jon Jones failing another drug test for performance enhancing drugs was met with a collective, albeit unsurprised sigh.
Chael Sonnen certainly wasn’t surprised, and he didn’t hold back talking about it on ESPN.
Sonnen doesn’t expect this will end Jon Jones’ career, but it doesn’t look good. Continually burning bridges in a situation where Sonnen says that “politics matter” doesn’t bode well for when Jones can return.
Many expect a minimum suspension of at least two years. That puts a big hold on the potential “Jones vs. Lesnar” matchup that was starting to generate significant traction, likely for good.
Sonnen says he isn’t surprised by the news of Jones failing another drug test.
“I can tell you as a guy that lived on that side of tracks, I knew as soon as I saw Jon Jones with his shirt off that he was using something.”
You can’t help but wonder how many chances Jones has left. Clearly a supremely talented athlete, he can’t seem to get out of his own way. He’s running out of time to change the narrative in his own story.
It won’t be long before father time catches up to him.