Jon Jones Issues Statement To “Ignorant” Fans Who Think He Used Steroids

UFC 232 was scheduled to be the last card of 2018 and it was going to be a big one too, with Jon Jones returning to face Alexander Gustafsson for the second time. However, a failed drug test put the card in jeopardy and the whole card was moved from Vegas to LA.

By now, everyone would’ve been praying Jones would pull through for this card, Clean and ready to fight. If you remember at UFC 214 last year when Jones took on Cormier, Jones was found to be unclean and had steroids in his system.

Well, it was that failed drug test that caused the same failure this year. The ‘pinch of salt in an Olympic sized swimming pool’ stayed with Jones for the entire year…

The first fight between Gus and Jones was way back in 2013 and it is regarded as the greatest Light-Heavyweight fight of all time. Image Source: Wrestling Observer.

“I Know I Didn’t Do Anything Wrong”

Jones has been in multiple situations like this throughout his career and by now any plead of innocence is bound to be shot down by the majority of the community, Jones knows this. However, it feels more genuine this time.

Speaking with Brett Okamoto from ESPN here’s what ‘Bones’ had to say. (Via ESPN)

“I think my trying to prove any type of innocence is going to be virtually impossible before the fight, because of the controversial image I have,”

“Even the scientists that found it, don’t know much about it,”

“I’m hearing reports this s— could live in my system for seven years. I’ve learned to say, ‘You know what Jon? You know in your heart you did nothing wrong.’ If I took another polygraph test and answered the question, ‘Have you ever knowingly put this in your system?’ I could confidently say, ‘No, I never knowingly put this in my system.’ And it would be a true statement”

If the sample could live in his system for 7 years, then that would explain why he failed the test this time around.

“I just have to surrender to people’s opinions. I gotta surrender to the ignorance our sport is surrounded by. I gotta surrender to the fact most people will never pick up a book and do homework for themselves. I gotta surrender to it all and say, ‘Listen Jon, you’ve had a controversial career. You’re fun for people to pick at. You’re fun for people to talk about. If you are part of anything that’s not positive, it’s going to be huge news.”

“I have to be 100 percent confident in knowing I didn’t do anything wrong.”

Even Dana is on Jones’ side throughout this.

UFC 232 takes place in Los Angeles on the 29th of December. Who takes the LHW strap? Jones or Gus?

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