Corey Anderson Goes Off On UFC For Favoritism Towards Jon ‘Bones’ Jones
Let’s take a tour back to last year and see why Corey Anderson is not happy with the UFC. It all started in December of 2018 when promotion relocated the entire UFC 232 Pay-Per-View event from Las Vegas to California. The reason for that change was when Jones drug tests came out positive earlier on that month. Commission found traces of banned substance Turinabol in his system.
NSAC didn’t granted Jones a fight license as they needed more time to inquiry the situation in depth; however, CSAC who has more experience with Jon Jones’ thus allow him to fight. Corey Anderson also competed on the same fight card and emerged victoriously after beating Ilir Latifi via decision.
Many UFC fighters expressed their displeasure on the relocation of UFC 232 from low tax zone to higher tax state.
Anderson recently spoke with UFC color commentator Joe Rogan on his Podcast where he details several incidents during a fight week and how Jones got through all the troubles without any hurdle because UFC was giving him special treatment.
Corey also brought up an incident where he had a scheduled training session at UFC performance institute which he booked almost month and a half ago. However later he found out that he can’t use that facility just because Jones has the entire room closed off for himself for training. (h/t BloodyElbow)
“I did mine like a month and a half ahead of time. Like I said, I’m punctual, I like getting stuff done. I’m getting ready to go to the P.I., I’m packing my bags, and I get a call. ‘Oh, you can’t come to the P.I. Jon just came in and he wants to work out, so we’re closing the gym down, and you’re not allowed.’
“You all called me two months ago and told me to set my schedule to come ahead of time. I’m literally getting ready to walk to my Uber that’s outside, and you’re saying I can’t come now? They’re like ‘Sorry, nothing we can do, it’s Jon.’”
Corey Anderson made his case clear here that he does not like it how UFC is unfairly treating others fighters who aren’t champions.
“If I’m the champ, I don’t want this. I don’t want no special treatment,” he continued. “If you tell me ‘Sign up ahead of time and keep your schedule,’ I expect that. If we get down to the scale first come, first serve, if I show up late, put me in the order I am. Don’t put me up front because I’m the champ.”
Do you think UFC gives Jon Jones a special treatment like Conor Mcgregor?