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Jon Jones slams ‘brain-damaged’ Georges St-Pierre for talking PED ‘foolishness’

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones took a break from his never-ending social media battle with Daniel Cormier to turn his attention to a surprising new foe.

Indeed, “Bones” took to Instagram to call out former UFC Welterweight and Middleweight kingpin, Georges St-Pierre, after “Rush” recently proclaimed that anyone who has ever failed a drug test for performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) should not be discussed as the potential pound-for-pound GOAT.

Jones was not happy.

It sucks when you have to hear someone you’ve always shown respect to sit and talk foolishness. But that’s the nature of the game these days. Saying steroids change more than physical performance. “Make you more creative and hungry”. Do you know how crazy that sounds? I guess brain damage is real out here. Saying PED metabolites threw a kick? Come on man. It’s called training and identifying a weakness. So much in fact I told him to his face it was coming and then landed it. That’s called execution. How about rather than campaigning for GOAT status you get in there and dominate your next fight. I’ve had nothing but respect for you over all these years. Don’t change that now. You’re better than this

Of course, St-Pierre didn’t specifically call out Jones, but his statements on fight-winning kicks and training with PED users was very telling, seeing as how Jon defeated Cormier via high kick and “Rush” has spent time training at Jackson-Winkeljohn.

Plus, “Bones” feeling it’s a personal attack on him is all you need to know about St-Pierre’s thinly-veiled accusations.

Jones recently received a retroactive 15-month suspension for his second United States Drug Testing Agency (USADA) - administrated drug test, which means the ex-205-pound champion will be eligible to return later this month.

As it stands, Jon could be making his long-awaited return to action on December 29, 2018, as he is rumored to be taking on Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Which means he could be wearing the 205-pound strap around his waist sooner, rather than later.