Jon Jones is still sitting idle on the UFC sidelines as his team works to avoid a four year suspension from USADA over (another) failed drug test, this one on the eve of his second fight with Daniel Cormier. Jones ended up knocking Cormier out in brutal fashion, but the record books will forever list their rematch as a No Contest.
That doesn’t change how things really went down in the minds of many fans, or in the mind of Jones. Jon made that abundantly clear when the UFC’s Twitter account asked if Cormier could be considered the GOAT if he beats heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic at UFC 226.
”If he’s in the conversation, does that make me the motherf**king man?” Jones tweeted.
CBS Sports reached out to Cormier regarding the tweets, and for half a second the 205 pound champ seemed like he wasn’t going to engage.
”He doesn’t have a platform and I refuse to give him a platform,” Cormier replied before immediately giving him a platform. “He’s a nobody. He has been suspended again. He’s mired in controversy for drug abuse. Your issues are tied to steroids, performance enhancers. You don’t get a platform when you’re like that. It’s like me glorifying Lance Armstrong.”
And as far as Cormier is concerned, Jon’s accomplishments should be severely downgraded, just like Armstrong’s were once the truth of his PED usage came out.
“[Jones] won the fight but, hey, since USADA has gotten involved with the UFC, he only fought one time,” Cormier said. “He has had four fights scheduled. So he fought Ovince [Saint Preux] and he fought me but that second one was a no contest. The Ovince fight was the only time he fought and there was no controversy surrounding it. So I’m pretty sure there was some dirty stuff going on, that’s why the test results were all jacked up in December.”
Cormier is referencing a drug test result in the month leading up to their first fight at the end of 2014. Not only did Jones test positive for cocaine metabolites (which surprisingly enough are not banned outside of fight week), but his testosterone to epitestosterone levels were suspiciously low. Combine that with his future drug failures and it’s no wonder “DC” has written off Jones’ entire UFC career as illegitimate. Being able to sweep aside those two crushing losses is just an extra bonus.