Brendan Schaub Doubts Jon Jones Innocence And Jeff Novitzky Credibility

Brendan Schaub Made A Comparison Between Frank Mir And Jon Jones Sentence, Claiming “Bones” Received Lighter Penalty

Many fighters were frustrated by UFC 232 relocation after Jon Jones didn’t get a license to fight by NSAC due to “suspicious drug test”. CSAC allowed the former UFC Light Heavyweight champion to step inside the Octagon after he accepted to take part in extra VADA testing.

But many people are still skeptical towards Jon Jones, especially because of his controversial past. Don’t forget, Jones was stripped of the title two times because of banned substances.

Brendan Schaub was a longtime Jon Jones defender, but he turned into a man who doesn’t believe Jones innocence. Schaub spoke about that in his Below the Belt podcast. (h/t

“Do we just want to think that this is a random coincidence?” Schaub asked on his Below the Belt podcast. “The best fighter to ever enter that Octagon has all this negativity, has all these failed tests. We’re just going to skim over all that? And go, ‘What can ya do?’ We’re just going to be cool with that? Where there’s smoke there’s fire…and there’s a lot of f*ckin’ smoke here.”

Brendan Schaub wonders why there was no other elite athlete who had the same kind of problems Jon Jones has at the moment.

The former UFC Heavyweight fighter especially criticized UFC VP of athlete health and performance Jeff Novitzky, UFC, and USADA. Brendan Schaub believes they were too lenient towards some situations.

“You’re crazy if you think [USADA] is the end all be all [of drug testing] and they’re just doing what’s best for the sport,” Schaub continued. “Somewhere along the lines, Jeff Novitzky went from the golden snitch to the golden rat and he became an employee of the UFC. And now he has an office in the UFC building. So when guys fail tests, who do you think finds out about it first?

“That being said, when Dana and Novitzky come out together…you shouldn’t look at this as, ‘Oh, he’s the representative of USADA and Dana’s the representative of the UFC,’ No. You should look at this as this is the UFC talking to you to try and play damage control on this situation.”

Brendan Schaub also made an epic comparison between Frank Mir and Jon Jones. Let’s remember, two weeks after his UFC Fight Night 85 loss to Mark Hunt, which was held on March 20, 2016, Mir was notified by USADA that his samples were positive on Turinabol. It was the same substance which was found in Jones’ body following his UFC 214 KO win over Daniel Cormier, which was later overturned.

It was announced in April 2017 that Frank Mir received a two-year ban. Interestingly, Jones was a repeat offender. But he somehow slipped through with a reduced 15-month penalty, following “substantial assistance” rule!

According to Brendan Schaub, Jeff Novitzky is not a person you can trust.

“Jeff Novitzky is no longer the face of USADA. Meaning he is no longer the guy we hold in that high regard. You can no longer trust what he says.”

Do you support Brendan Schaub? What do you think of controversial penalty differences between Frank Mir and Jon Jones?

Published on December 27, 2018 at 12:58 pm
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