Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has come forward with some heated words on Jon Jones.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones has failed another drug test. The fighter made his octagon return this year at UFC 214, earning a knockout victory over reigning champion Daniel Cormier. However, the victory would later be overturned as Jon Jones failed his drug test.
Speaking to MMA Today, as transcribed by MMA Fighting, Velasquez opened up about Jones failing his drug test for his fight against the former heavyweight champion’s American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) teammate Daniel Cormier.
“It all comes down to people being dirty. Like, our gym, me, Daniel, we don’t need extra substances to make us better. We do it by working hard. We’ve done this since we were kids. We learned how to train, and train right, and go out there and be competitive. So, if you bring steroids or just some kind of performance-enhancing drug into it — if it’s not allowed, it’s not allowed. We want everybody to be on the same page, so for him to do that, for Jon Jones to do that, that’s bullsh*t. That’s f*cking bullsh*t. Why?
“Did you not want to lose to Daniel? Is that what it was? Why?”
“We want everybody on the same playing field. When we go out there, we want it to be even as far as that goes, and having it come down to training, preparation, and being able to fight. The guy that goes out there and shines on that day is the guy who’s going to win, and it’s generally from working hard and being prepared — and not from anything else.”