Jon Jones had steroids in his system prior to his UFC 214 grudge match against Daniel Cormier. The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) confirmed this after the “B” sample from his most recent failed drug test also came back positive.
Often regarded as the greatest fighter in UFC history, Jones is now facing a suspension that could see him barred from mixed martial arts competiion for up to four years.
Jones is no stranger to controversy. He has been suspended and fined by athletic commissions and the UFC alike also being taken into custody on multiple occasions for incidents outside of the cage.
With that in mind, here is a timeline of the notable triumphs, trials and tribulations Jones has seen throughout his MMA career:
April 12, 2008 – Jones makes his mixed martial arts debut at age 21, defeating Brad Bernard by TKO in 92 seconds at a Full Force Productions event in Boxborough, Mass.
Aug. 9, 2008 – Just four months after making his MMA debut, Jones competes in the UFC for the first time. He improved to 7-0 as a pro by earning a unanimous decision over Andre Gusmao at UFC 87.
January 2009 – Jones is cited for “unsafe passing” …read more