USADA released their list of athletes they have tested in the last seven days and to the surprise of most, the former 205lb champion Jon Jones is featured.
What does this mean? It’s hard to know at this stage.
According to their weekly list of tested fighters, Jon Jones has made his first appearance as a USADA-tested athlete in nine months.
Full list of UFC fighters tested in last 7 days reporting by USADA.
Most notable Jon Jones, 1 sample, after 9 month absence from being tested. pic.twitter.com/qwIdbk1TMD
— Dave/Dim (@dimspace) August 15, 2018
Does it mean his return is imminent? Again, there’s no way to be sure.
Jones himself has been tweeting a lot of training videos and positive messages and with a decision on his future expected any time now, it wouldn’t be crazy to assume that he’s foreshadowing a return to some degree.
However, it is likely that we won’t see Jon in action again for a while, given the severity of his charges and his past misdemeanours but either way, everything should become a lot clearer in the near future.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena