Velasquez Blasts Jones For PED Use
Cain Velasquez when asked at a media scrum in South Korea about Jon Jones knocking out Velasquez’s teammate, Daniel Cormier, while Jones competed with the anabolic steroid Turinabol in his system, Velasquez didn’t mince his words, calling Jones’ actions “f*cking bullsh*t” and decrying Jones’ performance-enhancing drug use.
“It all comes down to people being dirty…Like, our gym, me, Daniel, we don’t need extra substances to make us better. We do it by working hard. We’ve done this since we were kids. We learned how to train, and train right, and go out there and be competitive. So, if you bring steroids or just some kind of performance-enhancing drug into it — if it’s not allowed, it’s not allowed. We want everybody to be on the same page, so for him to do that, for Jon Jones to do that, that’s bullsh*t. That’s f*cking bullsh*t. Why?
Jones previously tested positive for two banned substances, clomiphene and letrozol, prior to a planned rematch against Cormier at UFC 200. Jones served a maximum one-year suspension for that failed test, which USADA found to be the result of a tainted sexual performance enhancement pill. Now, as a multiple-time offender, Jones faces a four-year suspension from USADA for his failed UFC 214 drug test.
Velasquez, and the rest of Cormier’s teammates at AKA are still far from okay with the way the situation played out at UFC 214.
“We want everybody on the same playing field… When we go out there, we want it to be even as far as that goes, and having it come down to training, preparation, and being able to fight. The guy that goes out there and shines on that day is the guy who’s going to win, and it’s generally from working hard and being prepared — and not from anything else.”