Jon Jones releases statement after USADA suspension: 'Comeback season begins now'

Jon Jones has released a statement on his suspension announcement after reaching arbitration with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

Jones (22-1 MMA, 16-1 UFC), the former UFC light heavyweight champion, failed a drug test in July 2017 around the time of his UFC 214 fight with Daniel Cormier. He’s been dealing with the issue for more than a year, but today it was announced he reached an agreement with USADA and is eligible to return on Oct. 28.

Not long after the decision was announced, Jones published a statement on social media expressing his gratitude to his supporters and excitement to get back in the octagon and regain UFC gold (via Instagram):

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It’s difficult to express myself at this moment but I can definitely say my heart is filled with gratitude and appreciation. I want to thank all of you who have stood by me during the toughest stretch of my life. It has meant the world to me and always will. But now is the time to shift the focus front and center to the road ahead. Greatness is what I’m chasing and the path to reclaiming my throne is now officially open. Comeback Season begins now.

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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