Prior to UFC 200, UFC pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones was pulled from the card just 2 days before fight night after being notified of a potential USADA anti-doping violation.
Jones returned to Albuquerque New Mexico to be with him family, while preparing for his hearing with the NSAC.
In the wake of the failed test, Rashad Evans spoke to Fox Sports to discuss the situation, and how big of an impact it will have on Jones’ legacy:
“I hate to see someone who I consider probably one of the greatest fighters of all time, make these mistakes,”
“Because now you’re always going to have these thoughts in your mind like ‘Jon was good, but was he always cheating? Was he cheating then? Would he cheat now?’. All these questions and it’s like how great really was he? It’s something that can make you think. He didn’t look great against OSP (Ovince Saint-Preux), was he not on something? These are all questions you have to ask.
“It’s just unfortunate because I love what he does inside the cage.”