FRIDAY NEWS DIGEST 1/11: Jon Jones gloats after clean drug test results, ‘Absolutely no jet fuel found’

By Michael Hiscoe, Managing Editor

Jon Jones (photo credit Mark J. Rebilas © USA Today Sports)

Clean murder scene

If UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones didn’t have enough to gloat about, he can add yesterday’s clean drug test results to the list.

After ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported that Jone had passed the California State Athletic Commission and USADA drug tests on the night of UFC 232, Jones took to Instagram to make sure the world, and his future opponents, knew it.

“Finished my so-called kryptonite before the championship rounds,” Jones wrote in the caption. “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?”

Leading up to their rematch at UFC 232, opponent Alexander Gustafsson said that Jones could be on rocket fuel as long as the fight happened.

Jones fights next on March 2 at UFC 235 where he will defend his title against Anthony Smith.

Friday Notebook

-The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that UFC 232 did approximately 700,000 buys.

-Anderson Silva gave an interview on YouTube where he said USADA and UFC should rethink their stance on testosterone replacement therapy. “There are some athletes who need to make use of the hormonal replacement,” Silva said (transcribed by MMAJunkie). “I think if USADA regulated that, we’d have the sport at a high level, with athletes who have stopped fighting. Vitor, for example. Even me, though I never had the replacement. But some athletes who really need it, who are older.”

-Ion Cutelaba and John Lineker have both been pulled from their fights at UFC Fight Night Brooklyn on Jan. 19 due to injury.

-Chris Fishgold vs. Daniel Teymur is booked for UFC Prague on Feb. 23.

-Petr Yan has resigned with UFC and will fight John Dodson, also at the Prague event.

-Thomas Almeida and Marlon Vera will fight at UFC 235 on March 2 from Las Vegas.

-Alexa Grasso vs. Marina Rodriguez has been added to UFC Philadephia on March 30.

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