Tate Claims She No Longer Cares About Jon Jones
On her Sirius-XM talk show, former UFC bantamweight champion, Miesha Tate, claimed that she was “over” Jon Jones and the myriad of issues he’s gotten himself into.
Tate claimed on her show that airs on SiriusXM radio’s RUSH channel, no longer cares about Jones and his issues.
“The thing is, I don’t really care at this point if he comes back because I’ve lost the motivation and the interest, and the faith that I have in Jon Jones has been lost,” Tate said. “Now maybe in three, four years, if he gets a great suspension [from the USADA], if he gets the book thrown at him and he really does make those changes, maybe he has a chance at restoring [his legacy], but at this point I just don’t care anymore. I don’t care. I’m over Jon Jones. I’m done with it.
“I don’t want to hear his sob story. I felt sorry for the first, second time he kind of had me. But it’s like, fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, I mean, come on, am I waiting for a fourth now? I just don’t — I’m over it.”
— MMA on SiriusXM (@MMAonSiriusXM) February 28, 2018
In a report from MMA Fighting, Jones took to Twitter this week to cast a bit of shade, as well as defend himself against the retired fighters attacks.
@MieshaTate I don’t quit when things get tough for me, I get stronger. You just wait and see, maybe you’ll even find motivation in it. Sucks I lost you as a fan. Enjoy retirement sister
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) March 1, 2018
Tate’s claims come after Jones’ hearing with the California State Athletic Commission earlier this week, where Jones was fined $205,000 and had his license to fight in the state revoked. The hearing surrounded a positive test for the steroid Turinabol, prior to his fight at UFC 214 against Daniel Cormier. CSAC will not license Jones until he has completed his adjudication process with USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, which may result in a four year suspension of Jones for failing a drug test for a second time.