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Jon Jones upset by Daniel Cormier’s steroid accusations: ‘This motherf*cker knows I wouldn’t do them’

UFC 182: Jones v Cormier Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones failed a drug test ahead of the UFC 200 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which canceled his rematch against Daniel Cormier and left “Bones” with a one-year suspension from mixed martial arts (MMA).

More on that debacle here.

Because Jones failed for estrogen blockers (details), commonly used to counteract hormonal imbalance during steroid use, “DC” decided to use that as his main talking point leading up to their UFC 214 main event this weekend in Anaheim.

Jones insists a generic boner booster was the culprit for his positive pee and any accusations to the contrary are just “hysterical.” That said, Cormier’s character attacks have been able to get under the ex-champ’s skin, according to comments Jones made on the UFC 214 media conference call.

His words:

“This is the first time I’ve competed against someone who is literally just fighting to prove that I’m a bad guy. I’ve never had anyone just attack — I mean, look at those interviews, it’s always the same shit. Now he’s trying to freaking convince the world that I did steroids. That actually gets to me a little bit, because I think deep down this motherfucker knows that I wouldn’t do steroids. Come on now, come on now. Being the youngest champion (in UFC history), you mean to tell me I’m smart enough to outsmart fucking USADA and fucking the Nevada Athletic Commission for 10 years? But I failed a cocaine test? I’m a mastermind steroid user that beat all these guys for 10 years? He knows in his heart that I didn’t do steroids. This whole thing has become an attack on Jon Jones’ character. I feel like when Daniel loses, he’ll be able to say, ‘well, I’m a fucking good guy. I’m a good guy and at least people will respect me for a being a good champion when I had that belt in Jon’s absence.’ And I think that he deserves respect because he is a good guy. But you don’t have to shit on other people to try to make yourself seem that much, Daniel.”

Cormier, at least based on these comments, appears unfazed.

Jones has done spectacular things inside the Octagon, which often get overshadowed by his personal demons. In addition to failing his drug test, “Bones” broke the law by way of hit-and-run accident after previously getting charged with DUI.

In fact, the former pound-for-pound great has competed just once in two-and-a-half years, a lackluster decision win over Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 197. Now 30, Jones has one last chance to get himself back to the summit of combat sports.

Just don’t ask him to be the good guy.