Throughout the buildup of UFC 232, Alexander Gustafsson played with the angle of Jon Jones’ historical drug test mishaps. He even promised to score a dominant win even with Jones on rocket fuel.
Instead, it was “Bones” who emerged victorious via third-round TKO, reclaiming the 205-pound title in the process. He picked up another win on Thursday, after USADA and the California State Athletic Commission deemed him clean from any performance enhancing drug during the in-competition test that was conducted on the night of the fight.
Jones was rightfully in a celebratory mood, and he made sure that Gustafsson and the rest of the light heavyweight contenders get the message loud and clear.
Finished my so-called kryptonite before the championship rounds. 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? #UFC235 #AndStill
Jones now has his sights set on his next challenge, when he defends his title against Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on March 2nd in Las Vegas.