Longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan has his own speculation about the downfall of former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
History well knows about Jon Jones usage of steroid that cost him serious consequences. Jones tested positive for banned substances clomiphene and Letrozol ahead of UFC 200 back in July of 2016 and was pulled from the event days before. His one-year suspension from USADA concluded just in time for his UFC 214 return.
Once again Jones failed an in-competition test taken after the weigh-in on July 28 in Anaheim, California, one day before his knockout of Daniel Cormier in their title rematch.
Due to of failed drug test, he stripped of the UFC light heavyweight title and removed from the official UFC rankings. Later, Cormier was reinstated as the champion of the light heavyweight division.
UFC commentator Joe Rogan on his recent JRE MMA Show podcast pointed brain injury as a downfall to Jones legacy.
“There’s a symptom of something else going on,” Rogan said (transcript via MMA Weekly). People don’t like to discuss this but one of the things that it easily could be is that Jon has impulse control [issues] because he’s been sparring and fighting at the highest level of the sport for many, many years now and he’s gotten hit in the head a gang of times. There’s no way around it.”
“There was an article I posted on Twitter that came up a couple of days ago, these neuroscientists were examining brain injury and violent behavior and like how they’re connected,” he continued. “How damage to certain areas of the brain has irreparable consequences on the decision-making ability of the person who gets hit.”
Rogan went on to give his opinion, Jon Jones is such a talented MMA fighter and how he got destroyed himself, with all the reckless troubles he got into.
“Jon is just one of the most talented guys of all time if not the most talented guy of all time and also the biggest disaster in terms of the biggest mistakes that he’s made,” Rogan said. “We’ve never had a fighter that did a hit-and-run on a pregnant and broke her arm and then took off and then tests positive for drugs cause he’s on d**k pills and then tests positive again after his comeback, after a spectacular win over Daniel Cormier.”
“He’s disappointing in that regard,” he added. “So exceptional in his physical abilities but the choices he makes and the decisions that come out of those choices are just f–king terrible.”
Do you guys agree with Joe Rogan’s recent remarks on Jones? Share your opinion, do you think Jones will ever fight again? Will he be able to get through his court proceedings with less punishment?