Jon Jones says his trials and tribulations bent but did not break him.
Jon Jones has been on the sidelines for a year yesterday, since being stripped of the Light Heavyweight title and his victory over Daniel Cormier being wiped from the history books. That victory no longer exists, the fight was ruled a no-contest after Jones failed a post-fight USADA test. He’s still waiting for his official hearing where he’ll learn his fate.
Jones says in the past year he’s been trying to live a healthy lifestyle, in both body and mind. It would be great for Jon Jones to get his life straightened out. I’d like to see it, he’s undoubtedly one of the best to ever fight. What he’s done to his legacy is a shame. Time will tell if and when he’s finally able to find redemption. He took to Instagram to post an update. It can be seen below.
Time has a way of putting things into perspective. One year ago today I knocked out Daniel Cormier to reclaim my light heavyweight title. It was the culmination of all the sacrifice and hard work put in on the road back to where I truly know I belong. That’s at the top…the only place I’ve ever dreamed of being. Turns out it wasn’t a forever moment but a fleeting one as two weeks later I find out on TMZ of all places my title has been stripped and I’m suspended once again. To go from the spotlight to darkness, and have everything taken away from me again was a hardship the public will never truly understand. It bent me but did not break me and I had to learn to fight in a different way. I’ve spent the last year living right and getting healthy, but much of that work was spent correcting and repairing my mental space. Call it weakness if you will but even the toughest individuals need assistance getting back on track. I’ll be back, and when I am it will be a more complete version than the world has ever seen. You have to turn the lemons life gives you into lemonade, and you have to take time to sit back and enjoy it. The struggles don’t define you. It’s how you handle them that determines who you are. Be good, enjoy the day and God bless.