By Rafael Bandayrel
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones cleared a hurdle after passing the drug test issued by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) the night of UFC 232.
California State Athletic Commission executive director Andy Foster announced that all tests conducted on Jones came back negative, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto first reported.
Shortly after the announcement, Jones sniped on challenger Alexander Gustafsson whom he defeated to recapture the 205-pound title.
“Absolutely no jet fuel found,” the 31-year-old wrote on Instagram. “Just wanted to make sure you saw this. Seemed like that was the only thing you could focus on in our last fight.”
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Finished my so-called kryptonite before the championship rounds. Absolutely no jet fuel was found on the murder scene @alexthemauler just wanted to make sure you saw this. Seemed like that was the only thing you could focus on in our last fight. Interested to hear the excuses of my next few victims. Only 51 more days to go, will you be a witness? #UFC235 #AndStill
During the build-up of UFC 232, the Swedish striker called Jones a cheater for his failed drug tests in the past. He even promised a victory even with Jones on “rocket fuel.”
However, Jones proved to be the superior fighter after silencing Gustafsson by scoring a technical knockout (TKO) victory in the third round of their main event championship clash.
Jones now has his eyes fixed on his next defense, when he takes on Anthony “Lionheart” Smith at UFC 235 on Mar. 2, in Las Vegas, Nevada.