Bisping Tells Cormier To Tell Jones Off
After the controversy surrounding Jon Jones testing positive for the steroid turinabol after regaining the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 214 when he defeated Daniel Cormier, many fans and members of the MMA community attacked Jones for yet another failed drug test.
Yet, Cormier the man who you’d think that would be the most mad due to his greatest rival once again failing a USADA test, told those attacking Jones to “lay off.”
Fellow UFC champion, Michael Bisping took Cormier to task on his podcast Believe You Me, claiming that Cormier needs to be on the attack.
“Listen, I really like Daniel Cormier, he’s a great guy, but that was me mockingly throwing up there. It’s like, come on, man. DC, say what’s on your mind because that isn’t what’s on your mind. What’s on your mind is, ‘Jon go f**k yourself, you f**king prick… I like DC. DC’s a standup guy and God bless him, maybe – well, he’s not a better human being than me. That’s what I was going to say, maybe he’s a better human being than me. No, he’s not but maybe he has more sympathy for his opponent than I do because that’s not what I would have said. If someone f**king tests positive and kicks me in the head and knocks me out and takes my belt in front of the world, I’m not going to bang on about compassion. I’m gonna say, ‘You’re a piece of s**t and you’ve got no place being in the sport.’ Especially after testing positive before and all the other things that happened.”
Bisping not only as a fighter, but as an analyst on Fox Sports has been one of the most vocal opponents of PEDS in MMA, and has discussed it from the side of someone who lost to a fighter who were “dirty,” such as his loss to Dan Henderson at UFC 100, when Henderson was on the THEN legal TRT. Bisping excoriated Cormier because the now light heavyweight champion isn’t utilizing the bully pulpit to bring more eyes to the fact that Jones on PEDS could have ended his career.
“The thing is, you’ve got to remember in that fight, DC was winning that fight. I thought DC won the first round and again I thought DC was winning it and then that head kick changed everything and that head kick wouldn’t have been delivered with the speed or ferocity had steroids not been involved. Now of course, like DC said, due process need to take its course but the writing on the wall is that he was on steroids and that kick wouldn’t have been as strong had steroids not been involved. Therefore, he was cheating, he knocked him out, he embarrassed him, he took his belt, he beat him up in front of the world, who knows if that’s gonna have a lasting effect on his body?… This isn’t a game. It isn’t a game and you don’t get knocked out and all of the sudden come back around and everything be the same again. It has a lasting effect on your brain. That substance inside your skull gets bounced around like crazy and damage is done to your brain. That’s why you see these fighters years later slurring their words, forgetting things, GSP saying he’s been abducted by aliens, because it’s real. It really happens and I would not be defending Jon Jones right now.”