The former UFC heavyweight champion Velasquez is one of most well-mannered and composed individual. In his recent interview conducted at Seoul, South Korea, when asked about former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, he couldn’t hold his anger and ill feeling on his current PED-related mess.
When asked about Jon Jones defeated his mate Daniel Cormier via Knockout at UFC 214 with a banned substance in his blood, Velasquez didn’t mince his words and spit his anger by calling his actions “f*cking bullshit.”
“It all comes down to people being dirty,” Velasquez told reporters in a media scrum in Seoul, South Korea (via MMA Today). “Like, our gym, me, Daniel, we don’t need extra substances to make us better. We do it by working hard. We’ve done this since we were kids. We learned how to train, and train right, and go out there and be competitive. So, if you bring steroids or just some kind of performance-enhancing drug into it — if it’s not allowed, it’s not allowed. We want everybody to be on the same page, so for him to do that, for Jon Jones to do that, that’s bullsh*t. That’s f*cking bullsh*t. Why?
“Did you not want to lose to Daniel? Is that what it was? Why?”
Previously, Jon Jones rematch with Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 was expected on July 9, 2106, but Jones removed from the bout due to off potential doping violation tested positive for two banned substances, clomiphene, and letrozole. Jones served a maximum of a one-year suspension.
Secondly, Jones did it again, tested positive for anabolic steroid Turinabol in an in-competition drug test which administered on July 28th just one day before the UFC 214. News just broke few weeks after when all the damage was done, and Jones scored the win in his kitty. Later results overturned into a no-contest due to off drug test failure.
Jon Jones might face up to a four-year suspension from USADA, and currently, Jones team is investigating the matter with USADA by suggesting that he ingested Turinabol unknowingly. Velasquez indications are right here:
“We want everybody on the same playing field,” Velasquez said. “When we go out there, we want it to be even as far as that goes, and having it come down to training, preparation, and being able to fight. The guy that goes out there and shines on that day is the guy who’s going to win, and it’s generally from working hard and being prepared — and not from anything else.”