Jon Jones Responds To Naysayers: “You Just Don’t Want To Admit That I’m F–king Pretty Good At This.”
Former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is slated to make his long-awaited Octagon return in a rematch against longtime division rival Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 on Dec. 29 for the light heavyweight title, which Daniel Cormier currently holds it. According to Cormier, UFC will likely strip him of the belt as the fight begins.
Jones hasn’t fought inside the Octagon since defeating Daniel Cormier via third-round knockout at UFC 214 last July. Shortly after, the fight results ruled to no-contest when it was revealed that ‘Bones’ flunked a drug test with USADA.
Last month USADA handed Jones a 15-months of reduced suspension for failing a second drug test. That means he’s eligible to return to Octagon by late October. ‘Bones’ also failed an out of competition drug test at UFC 200 back in 2016 which led to the late cancellation of his headline showdown against Daniel Cormier.
Despite cleared by USADA, Jones has been at the receiving end of getting a ton of critics from fans and fighters. According to those naysayers, Jones should have an asterisk next to his achievements.
Jones responded to both his USADA violations and to those who discredit his accomplishment during a recent edition of Jackson-Wink podcast. (H/T BJPenn)
“I would say that those would be people looking for an excuse not to give it to me, not to give credit where it’s due. In both situations, whatever was in me chemically was proven scientifically that the amounts were so small that there was no way possible to affect my performance in a positive or a negative way. The two times where I’ve failed drug tests for performance enhancers, it’s been so small that it can’t affect your performance.”
“The d–k pill situation, that was proven that it was a mistake,” Jones stated. “Who takes a male enhancement pill expecting to fight better. I mean nobody. We actually found the company, found the exact pills, we ordered the pills and the pills came back with stuff in it that wasn’t supposed to be in there. Such a small amount that it’s not going to make you fight any better or be stronger.”
“Then in the second situation, we just found out to have USADA say ‘the amount of steroids we found in your body Jon, it was like taking a pinch of salt and throwing it in an Olympic size swimming pool’. It was such a small amount that it was pretty obvious this was an accident. For this to be something that got into your body two weeks before the fight. So two weeks before the fight, you took a pinch of steroids and threw it in an Olympic size swimming pool. It’s clear this is nothing that helped you knock out Daniel Cormier.”
Jones isn’t losing any sleep over those critics who kept downgrading his past performances or a long list of accomplishments in his fighting career. Deep down ‘Bones’ knows that what he had achieved so far so due to that his name still considered among the best of all time.
“To answer your question — to anybody who would say ‘well he must have been cheating’ — after what I just said, if you still want to call me a cheater, you just don’t want to admit that I’m f–king pretty good at this.”
Jon Jones must provide Substantial assistance to USADA or else reduced suspension will be revoked.
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