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Joe Rogan spreading ‘crazy rumors’ about Jon Jones snorting Chinese cocaine

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) color commentator Joe Rogan likes to tell his podcast listeners ... well, everything, regardless of whether or not it’s based on factual evidence. By his own admission, half the stuff he says would get him fired from most media outlets.

That includes those “crazy rumors” about former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who was stripped of his strap and provisionally suspended by United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) back in July.

“Bones” tested positive for Turinabol during a mandatory UFC 214 drug screening, typically found in what this performance-enhancing drug (PED) expert calls “an expensive stack.”

The Jones camp denies taking anything banned by USADA and to date, has yet to provide an explanation as to how Turinabol ended up in his system. The “dick pills” excuse, regrettably, was already used in 2016.

Joe Rogan offers this perfectly-reasonable explanation (via BJPenn.com):

“You want to know the craziest fucking rumor that I heard? I can’t tell you who told me this. This is the craziest one. The stuff that [Jon Jones] tested positive for takes a long time to get out of your system, right? You know where else you find that stuff? You find it in creatine. When they get creatine, sometimes from China, it’s tainted with steroids. They use that creatine to cut cocaine. One of the things they cut some cocaine with is creatine, because it looks like cocaine. So if he was partying: ‘Jon, you want to do a bump, it’s really good stuff’… ‘Hey man, I can’t test positive for anything’… ‘It’s just coke bro, it’s not even cut! He had a birthday about 10 days out from the fight.”

Rogan also called Jones “the biggest fuck-up ever.”

It’s been a long and rocky road for Jones, who is widely-considered the greatest light heavyweight of all time and perhaps the deadliest pound-for-pound fighter on the planet. Not only did he get busted for anti-estrogen ahead of UFC 200, “Bones” also returned a positive result for cocaine back in 2015.

Jones, 30, could face a maximum four-year suspension if found culpable for ingesting Turinabol. In his absence, rival Daniel Cormier has reclaimed the crown and will be defending it against this guy in early 2018.

Can’t blame that one on China.