Former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was once considered the greatest fighter in the history of Mixed Martial Arts.
Jones tested positive for turinabol an anabolic steroid in a drug test administered by the USADA just a day ahead of his rematch with Cormier which he won via a devastating third-round KO at UFC 214 on July 29.
Jones repeatedly said he didn’t intentionally take the banned substance and is believes it entered his system through a tainted supplement.
His issues outside of the cage and latest anti-doping misdemeanor tarnished his legacy a bit and is currently facing a suspension that could sideline him for up to four years.
The Amercian Kickboxing Academy Coach Javier Mendez, who cornered Daniel Cormier at both UFC 182 and UFC 214, also believes Jones recent violation taken him out of the running for greatest fighter of all time:
“The whole damn thing is tarnished now. Jon Jones, forget about the greatest of all time,” Mendez told Express Sport. “That’s out of the history books. There’s no way in hell anyone is going to consider him the pound-for-pound.”
Since the news of his second failed drug test broke, Jones has been thrashed by many of his fellow fighters, most recently by former women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate.
Recently, Jon Jones had his license revoked and received a $205,000 fine from the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).
Do you agree with coach Mendez’s recent remarks on Jon Jones?