If you thought Nostradumbass was terrible at picking fights, you should see the kind of night Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was having last Saturday (May 14, 2016) when trying to predict the winners of UFC 198 in Brazil.
Man, that sucked... Lost $2,000 to Big brother Art and $500 to @sixgungibson https://t.co/UnHJAYOsi8— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 15, 2016
"Bones" picked Nate Marquardt, Matt Brown, Vitor Belfort, and Fabricio Werdum.
Marquardt was knocked out by Thiago Santos, Brown was subbed by Demian Maia, Belfort was pounded out by Ronaldo Souza, and Werdum was knocked out by Stipe Miocic. So, what led to so many losses by a quartet of seasoned mixed martial arts (MMA) veterans?
Jones has a theory:
Man USADA really did a number on some of these guys— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 15, 2016
Purely speculation, of course.
That said, it's been a tumultuous year for some of the bigger attractions in MMA, thanks to a comprehensive drug testing program designed to clean up the drug problem in UFC (details). Some of the names making headlines this year are Frank Mir, Lyoto Machida, and Yoel Romero, just to name a few.
To see the rest of the UFC 198 winners and losers click here.