Jon Jones is at it again, tainting his latest achievement with yet another drug-related problem. It comes fairly similar to what went down at UFC 182.

At that time, Jones was the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion and won via unanimous decision over Daniel Cormier. The rematch that went down at UFC 214 saw Jones and Cormier changing places with the former pulling out a scintillating KO win over D.C.

Jones may be 2-0 over Cormier but holds the same record when it comes to being stripped of the title. He lost the title after UFC 182 due to a hit-and-run incident and lost it again after UFC 214 due to a potential doping violation.

In short, Jones just has a hard time keeping himself out of trouble.

Jones outlook

Things are not looking pretty for Jones right now. He lost the UFC title once more and is facing a longer ban if found guilty. While the investigation is still going, it seems that the UFC is already aware of the circumstances that will follow.

Jones is undoubtedly one of the big stars the UFC has right now. Many saw his win over Cormier as a fresh start, a new era of mixed martial arts fighting. Now, UFC president Dana White may have to dig deep into the UFC roster for a new star to rack in the revenue. Conor McGregor and Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino are around but the UFC obviously needs more stars for their events.

Miocic vs Jones goes kaput

According to a report from the MMA Junkie, there were plans to have Jones face heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.

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White confirmed the possibility but all those may have gone down the drain.

That fight would have taken place at UFC 218 set this December for Detroit. It would have been a golden opportunity for Jones to rise above the ranks. That was until he tested positive for the anabolic steroid turinabol.

Seeing how Jones has managed to bring down most light heavyweights, a move up would have been interesting. Also, most are aware how he called out Brock Lesnar after his UFC 214 conquest. That too seemed to be in the cards before he was flagged by USADA with new doping allegations.

White believes Jones has a bright future in the UFC. But all this can progress if he finds a way to stay out of trouble. He has been pinned down on several occasions, particularly drug-related cases. As things stand now, his future is murky with the possibility of not seeing him in action for a long time. He will eventually return at some point but the UFC landscape may already be different by then.