Jon Jones, the UFC light heavyweight champion, has failed another drug test and the news spread like wildfire last night.
Jones’ fans expressed disappointment in the fighter, but one of his teammates is not so sure the positive test result is accurate. Frank Lester is the coach at Jackson-Wink Academy where Jones trains, and he is also a teammate of the fighter. Lester says he was with Jones at the time he got the results.
Lester wrote in a Facebook post last night, “This is a set up, straight up, no athlete would test clean his entire fight camp, and then randomly take some cheap f—ing oral steroid betweens [sic] weigh ins and fight night knowing he would be tested once he got done fighting,” Lester wrote. “This is a straight set up. They are trying to ruin this kids [sic] life. It makes no sense and Jon wouldn’t do it.”
Jones regained his title last month after a third round TKO against Daniel Cormier, according to CBS Sports. Jones just came off a one-year suspension from the USADA after testing positive for two banned substances: clomiphene and letrozol.
Dana White, president of the UFC, commented that Jones was not going to be immediately stripped of his title, but he would like to give the title to Cormier, according to CBS Sports.