"I'm bummed about it. It's not good for the sport. Just hopefully people realize that not everyone is the same. Not everyone is doing those things."
"People make mistakes, but it was definitely a black eye for the sport. Hopefully the commission, the UFC and all the fighters can help clean up the sport."
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champ Robbie Lawler is critical of Jon Jones and Anderson Silva following the two superstars' failed drug tests at UFC 182 and 183 respectively -- "Bones" for cocaine and "The Spider" for steroids -- indicating how bad it is for the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA).
Like Georges St-Pierre before him, Lawler hopes these failed tests leads to more stringent testing from the commissions and UFC. As "GSP's" head coach Firas Zahabi warned: a fighter could potentially die inside the Octagon due to performance enhancing drugs (PED).
While Jones punishment was essentially no more than a brief stint in rehab, Silva's victory over Nick Diaz will likely be overturned to a "no contest," and a suspension is more than likely to be handed down from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) at a planned disciplinary hearing in March or April.
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