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Jon Jones continues to test positive for Turinabol M3 metabolites, and the powers that be continue to accept this as a result of “pulsing,” even though there is very little science behind that confidence. He himself says he’s “comfortable in this space,” and said he’s been learning of athletes in baseball and another Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) athlete who are in the same scenario he is in. As baseball has had an infamous steroid problem since as long as I can recall, that doesn’t seem particularly comforting.
I know that I’m almost a leader in this whole development, and I’m comfortable in this space. I just wish, I wish fans would not just look at the headlines, and actually click on the links and learn what was really going on.
While I do share Jon’s desire for fans to actually click on the links and educate themselves — and I’m not quite sure how he could be handling it any differently, frankly — I certainly don’t share his confidence in his own inviolable innocence. He is a leader in this space, though, as no other athletes have been able to get away with multiple positive tests and continue their fight careers almost completely unchecked. He is in a kind of no-man’s land, where we have been told to expect more positive results, so whether or not they occur, Jones is bound to take heat. Nothing he can do or say will clear his name in the eyes of many fans, so in that sense, perhaps he is right to just be comfortable.
Jon Jones reacts to today’s drug-testing news. pic.twitter.com/1kpalIXjq6— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) February 28, 2019
Jones faces Anthony Smith at UFC 235 this Saturday (March 2, 2019) on pay-per-view (PPV), the headliner to a stacked event. Smith, like Jones, has opted to be unbothered by the results, saying he believes Jones is a clean athlete.
That is unusual.
Sort of shocking stat:#UFC235 will be the first time in Jon Jones's 19-fight UFC career in which he's faced an opponent younger than he is.— Fightnomics Reed (@Fightnomics) February 28, 2019
Anthony Smith (30.6) is just over one year younger than Jon Jones (31.6).
Israel Adesanya as Deadpool works for some reason.
March 1, 2019
bro what in the fuck is homeboy doing with his handspic.twitter.com/xMgQX4D2VR— Robbie Fox (@RobbieBarstool) March 1, 2019
Colby Covington making a scene at Kamaru Usman’s open workout:
Colby Covington has crashed Kamaru Usman's #UFC235 open workout with a bullhorn and his interim title. pic.twitter.com/fCsV1IT8Zm— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) February 28, 2019
I don’t know that I’ve ever seen Luke Rockhold throw a body punch in a fight?
Johnny Walker looking smart:
Conor McGregor seems to be into religious references these days. PUSH: Pray Until Something Happens:
Dillon Danis probably shouldn’t keep trying to troll Ben Askren, but he will anyway
BEN ASKREN???? pic.twitter.com/ID54bWCYm9— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) February 28, 2019
Slips, Rips, KO Clips
Pipe Vargas KTFO's Saidyokub Kakharamonov with a knee in R3. #WXC76 pic.twitter.com/AhPkkJ4Fpd— Mike Skytte (@MikeLovesTacosX) February 28, 2019
Well, that didn’t work out well for him.
Update: Alex Filip KO's Janu "Hannibal" Da Cruz in seconds. pic.twitter.com/CsarFyHKA1— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) February 28, 2019
Gorgeous inside boxing:
This never gets old, and also congratulations to Vitor on his ONE signing:
TRT VITOR IS BACK BABY!!!!!!!!#ONECHAMPIONSHIP pic.twitter.com/hB0c14doPa— Jonnyboy (@JBNeverDies) March 1, 2019
Vitor Belfort officially introduced as a ONE Championship fighter. pic.twitter.com/WaAbRarq1W— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 1, 2019
Vitor Belfort had a lot of stuff to say today:
Belfort calls bareknuckle “porn fight.”— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 1, 2019
“That’s not healthy,” he said.
Vitor Belfort said he would like to fight Roy Jones Jr. in a boxing match under the ONE banner.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 1, 2019
Belfort said he would like to see Anderson Silva and Wanderlei Silva sign with ONE to fight them there.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 1, 2019
This is so pure:
Attempting to battle rap my son... pic.twitter.com/IlXz4dnsFk— Brandon C. Thomas (B-doe) (@ThatsHowItBdoe) February 25, 2019
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