Jon Jones rants about drug test: Steroids won’t give you fight IQ, timing or skill

Jon Jones recently went on a lengthy rant on social media about slapping Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson, who are both fighting for the…

By: Anton Tabuena | 7 years ago
Jon Jones rants about drug test: Steroids won’t give you fight IQ, timing or skill
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Jon Jones recently went on a lengthy rant on social media about slapping Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson, who are both fighting for the belt he once held at UFC 206. Fast forward a couple of days later, and Jones is at it again. This time, he’s ranting about steroids.

The former top pound-for-pound fighter failed a drug test prior to UFC 200, and now his lawyer claims that USADA has already confirmed and tested the product in which the banned substances came from. He has yet to be sanctioned for the failure, but because of this, they’re now lobbying for a reduced suspension.

Jones took to twitter to speak about the topic.

Jones is technically correct that performance enhancing drugs doesn’t give a man better fight IQ, timing or technique, as that’s what you get from spending countless hours with top coaches and training partners. That said, PEDs can really help give and maximize that time for you.

Not only can they make you gain and retain muscle easier, PEDs also helps you recover faster, and allows you to train and even compete at a high pace for longer.

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With this new development in his case, Jones expects to be back in the Octagon soon, but it is still unclear at this point how the former champ will be sanctioned. Will he get a reduced sentence and the result overturned? Well, you can bet on it… literally.

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Anton Tabuena
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Anton Tabuena is the Managing Editor for Bloody Elbow. He’s been covering MMA and combat sports since 2009, and has also fought in MMA, Muay Thai and kickboxing.

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