Retired former UFC and Strikeforce champion Miesha “Cupcake” Tate is taking a hard stance on the Jon Jones situation.
Jon Jones was, in essence, found guilty of using performance enhancing drugs during yesterday hearing with the California State Athletic Commission.
He was fined $205,000.00 and had his fighting license revoked entirely.
Jon Jones now faces up to a six year ban from the sport by USADA, and it could be a career ender.
Taking to her own podcast, Miesha Tate reacted to yesterday’s verdict stating, “I don’t really care at this point if he comes back. Because I’ve lost the motivation and the interest and the faith that I have in Jon Jones has been lost.”
“Now, maybe in three or four years, if he gets a great suspension and gets the book thrown at him. And he really does make those changes, maybe he has a chance at restoring that.”
“But, at this point I just don’t care anymore. I’m over Jon Jones, I’m done with it. I don’t want to hear his sob story. I felt sorry the first and second time, he kind of had me.”
“But, it’s like fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, I mean come on. Am I waiting for a fourth now?”
“I just don’t, I’m over it.”
“I wish and I hope that it does change Jon Jones. And I hope. But, I’m also not invested in Jon Jones anymore. I’m kind of checked out at this point.”
“It’s just been too many times, too many instances, and I’ve heard this story, one, two, three, four, five times already.”
“So, it’s like unless he shows me something different than just saying, ‘I’m a changed man’, he’s got to do a lot more to gain me back as a fan, and to care to see him compete again.”
“I just don’t want to be let down again.”
It’s a harsh stance from an otherwise sweet MMA character.
You can listen to her full statement below:
""I don't really care at this point if he comes back"@MieshaTate explains to @RJcliffordMMA why she has no desire to see Jon Jones return to MMA anytime soon. pic.twitter.com/gCyq3N0mbB
— MMA on SiriusXM (@MMAonSiriusXM) February 28, 2018