4. Failed PED Test # 1
Heading into his awaited UFC 200 rematch with Cormier, some thought that Jones, the greatest athlete to ever grace the sport, was using performance-enhancing drugs. He posted several photos of himself looking extremely jacked and dead-lifting upwards of 600 pounds, both huge red flags in the UFC’s new and much more stringent USADA era.
But it seemed that with his natural-born gifts, he never needed to use PEDs to enhance his performance in the octagon, which still left fans scratching their heads upon his first failed PED test only three days ahead of UFC 200 in July 2016.
That marked the second time Jones had failed a drug test, but unfortunately not the last.
This pattern has become a recurring theme in Jones’ career, and since he never appears to learn his lesson, a lifetime ban may be the only solution in having a clean and reliable light heavyweight champion.