Since the suspension is retroactive, it means that Jones is able to compete again in October of this year.
The decision from USADA has lead to a wide variety of responses from the MMA community, which some of those can be seen below:
They're all on steroids--— Arjan Singh Bhullar (@TheOneASB) September 20, 2018
How do you deter a repeat drug user? Dont test him when suspended. Dont give him the 4yr or 2yr suspensions. Instead gift him a 15month deal expiring a week before one of the biggest shows in #NewYork #MoneyTalks @ufc @usantidoping @UFC_CA @dc_mma https://t.co/FXlZhqVLQs
I’m going to cry https://t.co/glsEl0ojDa— “Filthy” Tom Lawlor (@FilthyTomLawlor) September 19, 2018
FUCK USAD This shit is fake— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) September 20, 2018
Now I understand #usada is n.1 bullshit people.— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) September 20, 2018
To much politics.
USADA is Jon jones uncle— Brian Kelleher (@brianboom135) September 20, 2018
No shade to JJ but no one is surprised by this arbitrary decision , USADA is steadily losing respect in the fight community to the point of questioning why they even exist -- https://t.co/AhVmwBvBEr— Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) September 20, 2018
------ https://t.co/ewGQS0pVmt— scott askham (@scottaskham1) September 19, 2018
Welcome back @JonnyBones 2.0!— Siyar The Great (@Siyarized) September 20, 2018
You ever hear people say “MMA is fake” or “UFC is fixed”? This Jon Jones shit is what they mean, it’s not the outcomes but the idea of “sport” itself that is fixed. Money rules all. What a fucking joke— “Filthy” Tom Lawlor (@FilthyTomLawlor) September 19, 2018
@usantidoping you can go home now.— Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) September 20, 2018