Jones’ Coach Talks Fear Of “Spiked Food”
From the moment Jon Jones was found to have failed a drug test following UFC 214, he and his team have placed the blame on tainted supplements, and the psychological effects on Jones seemed to have been staggering.
While on Submission Radio Jones’ striking coach Mike Winkeljohn claimed that Jones concerns have surpassed supplements and have reached to eating outside of the home.
“Well, I think they should have made a deal a long time ago,” Winkeljohn said of the 15-month backdated suspension handed to Jones by USADA. “When you actually look deep, you forget about all the things that people said and you actually look at the ruling the UFC had and what their words were that they used and when they say the amount of the substance was so small that there was absolutely no way that that could have been used as performance enhancer.”
“When you actually have a look at the words that they said, I’m actually surprised he had as long as a suspension as he had. But people just have a tendency just to go, ‘oh, he just did steroids,’ and they did jump on it. And before that it was a Cialis and they think ‘that’s steroids’. So, I have to defend Jon on that.
“There’s no doubt something got in there somehow, but it’s scary now,” he added. “Jon’s even scared to eat out, he’s scared to be anywhere. He’s like, gosh, what if that waiter doesn’t like me, the bus boy doesn’t like me? You know? Who knows what’s going to happen out there. And it is kind of scary that way if you think about it.”
Jones reduced 15-month suspension have him set to be eligible beginning on October 28th, which will lead to a rumored return on December 29th against former opponent Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232.
Quotes Via: Bloody Elbow