USADA recently confirmed that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s failed drug test was caused by a contaminated supplement. With that in mind, “The Spider” has since come forward with his thoughts on Jon Jones.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is currently awaiting USADA’s hearing for his latest failed drug test. Speaking to MMA Fighting, Anderson Silva has come forward with his thoughts on the matter.
“I’m his close friend [of Jones], I have a big affection for him, I see him as a younger brother, and I hope this moment he’s going through is a moment of reflection. He’s young and has everything it takes to come back and reclaim what’s his. I’m rooting for him, as always. He’s an amazing guy, a guy that has been through several difficulties, several problems, and deserves our respect.”
Speaking on Conor McGregor’s recent fracas in Brooklyn, New York, Silva added:
“Man, I think that not only me but other athletes that worked really hard to turn this sport into a sport to be watched by kids, ladies, women, men, people from all ages and social classes. And it’s complicated when this kind of thing happens, but who am I to judge? It’s something that must come from each person.
“Athletes have to have this conscience. Everybody has problems, everybody goes through situations, and I hope he realizes how much he means to many people and doesn’t do something like that again and ends up tarnishing a bit of what we worked for this sport.”