Jones was pulled from the July 9th card, and a highly anticipated rematch Daniel Cormier, after being flagged for a potential anti-doping violation. Jones has denied knowingly taking any banned substances, but the interim 205 champ is facing a two year suspension.
“The financial swing for Jones here is absolutely incredible. I’m sure for fans that’s not their foremost concern, but we’re sort of advancing the story a little bit here or at least talking about this several days after it happened. Antoine Walker, former Boston Celtic, made over $100 million in the NBA and blew all of it. Jon Jones is almost the opposite of that. The untold millions he isn’t realizing because he can’t make the walk in certain spots in his career. Now, they say he might have made from UFC 200 alone, so if he’s suspended for 12 months or 24 months, Kenny, that might be like a 25 or $30 million loss by ingesting whatever supplement he popped for.”
When you consider that if Jones remains injury free, that he could fight say four, five times over the next two years, those figures are certainly plausible. Not to mention the sponsorships Jones will likely lose if he is in fact suspended for two years.
The 28 year-old returned to the Octagon this past April, and decisioned Ovince Saint Preux. Jones last bout before that was in January, 2015, when he earned a UD over Daniel Cormier.