Jon Jones:” I Definitively Didn’t Give Up Any Information On Anyone In This Sport, I Think The Whole Snitching Thing Is Pretty Silly”
Jon Jones USADA case has finally come to an end last month. The epilogue is great for him – 15-month suspension. For a repeated offender, that is one hell of a lucky outcome. USADA officials said Jones got penalty reduction following “substantial assistance rule”. Jones’ penalty expires on October 28, 2018.
Many fighters supported him. But some of them claimed politics and snitching got involved. Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier had a heated altercation on social media. Jon Jones was trolling Cormier for ignoring USADA phone calls. DC told him he expects nothing better from “a snitch and a cheater”.
Jon Jones finally decided to open up about USADA demands and cheating accusations. He claims that he has never snitched anybody of his teammates. Bones thinks the whole snitching thing is silly. (via MMAFighting.com)
“USADA asked me to do a lot of things throughout this case, but one thing I didn’t do is snitch on anybody in MMA,” Jones said. “I definitely didn’t give up any information on anyone in the sport, nor do I know of anybody who’s doing these things in the sport. I think the whole snitching thing is pretty silly. It’s interesting to watch people jump to conclusions about things they don’t know what they are talking about. And that’s all I want to say about that topic.”
But Jon Jones is aware he won’t be able to distance from the whole snitching thing. He knows that he is a controversial athlete. Jon Jones also says people need to reason to talk about someone who is one of the better fighters. Bones understands ratting rumors will continue existing.
“It doesn’t bother me for a few reasons,” Jones continued. “I understand who I am in this sport. I understand that I’m always going to be somewhat of a controversial athlete in our sport. I understand that I’m going to be a guy that’s very fun to talk about whether it’s for the good or bad. I’m just grateful to be relevant at the end of the day. When you are one of the better athletes in the sport, people are going to talk about you.”
“I feel like everyone is never minding all the science that went into all this and they are trying to chalk it up to some kind of rat situation, as if they are saying Jon was guilty but he ratted to get out of this, but that can’t be farther from the truth.”
Jon Jones was hoping to get the third and fourth match versus Daniel Cormier. But he has switched his story. At the moment, he wants to chase greatness. He is ready to move on. According to Jones, he has defeated DC two times and he doesn’t need one more match to be one of the all-time greats.
“No, I don’t [care about fighting Cormier again],” Jones said. “I already have all the marbles when it comes to Daniel Cormier. I’ve beaten him twice. This game has never been personal. What is personal to me is chasing greatness, not individuals. So in the case of myself and Daniel Cormier, he needs to fight myself one more time if he ever wants to be considered one of the all-time greats. I don’t need to fight him again to be considered one of the all-time greats. I have many more years to prove it.”
Dana White recently stated that Jon Jones might fight at the main event of UFC 232 versus Alexander Gustafsson. It might even be for UFC Light Heavyweight title if Daniel Cormier gets stripped. Jon Jones also added few more surprising comments about potential DC fight.
“Not really,” Jones concluded. “Challenging Daniel Cormier for the heavyweight championship would be me making it personal, and it’s not personal. I’m not the one who went home crying the first and second times we fought. That was him. There’s nothing inside of me that wants to take things from him or make his life harder in any way. I just want what’s rightfully mine. He can have what’s rightfully his and we can all get along.”
Do you think Jon Jones is a snitch or the luckiest man on the planet? Would you like to see Jon Jones Vs Daniel Cormier 3?