Bisping Details Off-Air Fight With Jon Jones
While breaking down the final UFC event of 2018, former UFC champion and current ESPN analyst Michael Bisping spoke about something that happened during the UFC Tonight post-fight show on FS1.
Speaking with Luis J. Gomez on the Believe You Me podcast, Bisping explained that Jon Jones cursed out the former middleweight champion during a commercial break over a question Bisping asked Jones regarding his USADA issues.
“I don’t care about asking difficult questions and I asked Jon Jones some questions, which apparently he didn’t like because after the fight…we interviewed him again and when we were on commercial break he was talking f*cking shit,’” said Bisping.
“To whoever the powers may be were at FOX, he [said], ‘Is that motherf*cker Michael Bisping going to be asking questions again, with his f*cking dumb sh*t,’ and all this and I was like, ‘Ohhh yeah.’”
Bisping points to Jones being annoyed about a question about what would happen if Jones failed a post-fight test.
“Here’s what we never spoke about: he tested positive in August, he tested positive in September and he tested positive in December. Now they’re saying that they are metabolites and they’re saying the presence of Turinabol can stay in his body for a long time. So, if you put that all together, he’s probably going to test positive after fight,” stated Bisping.
“So, I said, ‘Jon, has there been any discussion as to what happens if you test positive after the fight?’ Because I’ll tell you what, if I’m Alexander Gustafsson and you stopped me in the third round, but the motherf***er tests positive…and I don’t care how many small pinches of salt it is in an Olympic sized swimming pool…I want that overturned to a f***ing no contest because you’ve tested positive after the fact.”
Bisping claimed that Jones sidestepped the issue twice. “He said, ‘Well, you know, I’m just looking forward to this fight, this fight’s going to be great and blah blah blah—he just totally ignored the question. So then I went back at him again, I slightly reworded [the question] and once again he ignored it. You could see he wasn’t happy.”
“I wasn’t trying to be a d**k with Jon. I love watching Jon Jones fight; he’s incredible. I’ve been around him enough during my fight career and Jon’s always been cool with me. I’ve always liked the guy, but being in that position that we’re in, we’ve got to ask those f***ing questions.”
Initial Report: MMA Fighting