Jones Affirms He’s Not A Cheater
Jon Jones’ road to redemption continues as the former UFC light heavyweight champion maintains his innocence for two failed USADA tests in 2016 and 2017.
Jones would argue that he was the victim of tainted supplements, and in his most recent violation following UFC 214, an independent arbitrator claims that “Jon Jones was not intentionally cheating in this case,” USADA CEO Travis T. Tygart put in a press release in September.
Jones would continue to defend himself on the JW RAW podcast, produced in-conjunction with his training camp at JacksonWink.
“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,” Jones said. “Because in the first situation, it was proven — well, 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.”
Jones attributed his 2016 failure prior to UFC 200 on a male enhancement pill, which he feels helped vindicate him.
“The d**k pill situation, that was proven that it was a mistake,” Jones said. “Who takes a male enhancement pill expecting to fight better? I mean, nobody. We actually found the company, we 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 make you 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’s pretty obvious that this was an accident. And then 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 very clear that this is nothing that helped you knock out Daniel Cormier.”
Jones deciding to take the “hate us because they ain’t us” mentality, claimed those who called him a “cheater” are ashamed to admit how good he truly is.
“For anybody who’s saying, ‘Well, he must have been cheating,’ it’s like, okay, after what I just said, if you still want to call me a cheater, then you just don’t want to admit that I’m f**king pretty good at this,” Jones said.
Quotes Via: MMA Fighting