UFC Welterweight Contender Disgusted By Controversial Jon Jones’ Recent Drug Test Fiasco
Last week news broke that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has tested positive for a Turinabol metabolite for post-fight UFC 232 drug test administered by VADA. As per some experts ‘Bones’ didn’t reingest the banned substance but rather it’s the same metabolites that he originally popped for at UFC 214. According to the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), Jones will not get any suspension. The lingering substance triggered due to “pulsing” and it could continue to show on his system for a long time.
As per UFC Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance, Jeff Novitzky, the resurfacing of long term metabolite could be due to exercise and weight cutting.
We haven’t heard any word from Jon Jones and UFC as of yet. Pro fighters already expressed their displeasure on this matter and now longtime UFC welterweight contender Matt Brown said this whole controversy is disgusting. (h/t MMAMania)
“It’s just fucking terrible, man. I can’t understand why – if they’re gonna let him do it, let him do it, right? Why not let us all do steroids, whatever,” Brown said. “People are just gonna do it. Otherwise, ban these sons of bitches, you know? Either you can do it or you can’t. Why are we in this gray area? It’s garbage.”
Of course, Jon Jones drug testing abnormality before the fight led the UFC to move the entire event from low tax zone Las Vegas to higher tax state California. Brown isn’t buying this and slams UFC for lack of integrity.
“I think it was just a poor decision at that point,” he said. “They’ve been (in existence) for almost 30 years now, the UFC. You’re gonna make some bad decisions, and I think that was a bad decision. It just takes away from it and it really makes me sad because I want to see our sport grow with integrity and organically, but that’s what it is. They’ve got to make some money so who am I to say anything?”
Jon Jones is slated to defend his title against Anthony Smith at UFC 235 in March.
Matt Brown last fought in November 2017, where he scored an emphatic elbow knockout win against Diego Sanchez, that victory snapped his three-fight skid. He holds a record of 21-16, with 19 wins by stoppage.
Do you agree with Brown’s statement on Jon Jones?