Jon Jones reacts to DC GOAT DQ call
Former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier recently argued that former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is disqualified from the GOAT conversation due to problematic anti-doping test results.
“Bones” reacted bitterly on Twitter.
“DC you lost your last fight and then quit the sport, tweeted Jones. “Talk about being eliminated from the conversation.”
Jones was asked if he felt the same about Anderson Silva?
“No, Anderson fought back from a gruesome leg injury,” replied Jones. “Success defeated DC. The man would rather have Popeyes chicken. Remaining at a high-level is not for everyone. … Getting back up after being knocked down is a very hard thing to do. It’s easy to quit and just talk from the sidelines. DC has absolutely no leverage to talk about who is going to be a goat or not #facts.”
“I’ve lost many times throughout life, but the fierce competitor in me won’t let me go out with an L. Honestly, that’s what I will remember most about DC. quitting on his fans, the sport, his legacy with an L.”
When a fan tweeted that Jones had been on PEDs which disqualified him from even holding a title, “Bones” responded.
“USADA never found steroids In my system and that’s an absolute fact, most of you would never look that up though,” he replied.
In 2016, Jones was stripped of his title and suspended after testing positive for clomiphene and letrozole. The source of the failed anti-doping test was determined to be a tainted, bootleg, erectile dysfunction pill. Clomiphene and letrozole are not anabolic steroids, but rather are taken by male PED users to prevent the feminizing side effects of steroid use.
In 2017, Jones was stripped of his title after he tested positive for infinitesimally small quantities of metabolites for turinabol, which pulsed on and off for an extended period. The source of those was never determined.