Jones’ Agent Claims 95% Chance Of Fighting In ’18
Even though Jon Jones is staring down a four year USADA ban, his manager Malki Kawa thinks his client has a 95 percent chance to fight in 2018.
First reported by MMA Mania, Malki broke down his thought process on the Luke Thomas Show.
“By the end of this month I think we get some clarity on the issues. We have a hearing with the California State Athletic Commission and we’re hoping to get the investigation with USADA wrapped up by then, as well,” revealed Kawa.
Jones, who failed both his A and B sample tests following his July, 2017 victory over UFC light heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier, his second offense which could have him suspended for four years.
“Hopefully it all works out that way. I got to assume that by the end of March, for a fact, we will get this resolved and get an idea of what it’s looking like. I’d like to say about a 95-percent chance (he fights in 2018).”
Kawa feels that not only is Jones in the right, but that USADA will completely vindicate Jones and that everyone can come to a conclusion of Jones’ innocence.
“If USADA is a respectable organization, which I think that they are, and they take all the information they compiled, all the interviews that they’ve done and all the things they’ve seen, they know for a fact that Jon Jones was not cheating and he was not intentionally taking any kind of substance. I think they know that and everybody can come to that conclusion based on the circumstances of his situation. That’s the most I am going to say at this point because it is obviously on-going.”
Furthermore, Kawa pointed to Jones’ willingness to take a polygraph test on his own — which he passed — as further prove that “Bones” is an innocent man who is trying his hardest to prove his case.