Bones Jones Continues to Disappoint MMA Fans
Jon "Bones" Jones, one of the greatest MMA fighters in the history of the sport, continues to disappoint fans after failing a drug test prior to his UFC 214 victory over Daniel Cormier, which will result in his title more than likely being stripped. It had been more than two years since Bones last fought when he defeated Comier in their rematch in Anaheim on July 29 to win the light heavyweight championship.
Jones knocked out Comier with a devastating kick to the head in the third round, and in doing so, proved to many why he is the greatest MMA fighter, if not one of the greatest in the sport's history. For Jones it would only be a temporary moment of glory though, as it was confirmed yesterday that he will more than likely have to hand the title back to Cormier, and could face up to a four year ban. Trouble has followed Bones for years now, and it should really surprise no one that this is his second failed drug test, as was the case prior to UFC 200 in July of 2016.
The news is horrible to say the least for one of the most promising fighters that we've ever seen in MMA, as one can only wonder now, what is next for Jones and if he will ever fight again following this setback. It was rumored that Bones would have fought Stipe Miocic in UFC 218, but now fans can only imagine what could have been. Jones' downward spiral began in April of 2015 when he was involved in a hit-and-run incident in Albuquerque and received 18 months of probation.
His string of negative events that have occurred in his life have be ongoing for quite some time now, and one could have figured that it was just a matter of time before Bones slipped up again. Overall, this is terrible for the UFC as many fans were externally excited upon Jones' victorious return to the octagon in July. I have realized that there are just some people in life that just don't comprehend when they have a good thing going, Jon Jones certainly being a prime example of that.
It sickens me that this occurred, but in reality myself and millions of MMA fans shouldn't at all be surprised by Jones' careless actions. When history looks back years from now at Bones, it should note that he was the best ever for a brief moment, and will ponder how great he could have been with the potential that he possesses. Potential is a meaningless attribute to have in life if one cannot stay out of trouble; what a waste.