Daniel Cormier spoke on UFC Tonight about the latest news regarding the B Sample of Jon Jones’s failed drug test confirming the presence of a banned substance. UFC TONIGHT is the official weekly news and information show of the Ultimate Fighting Championship on FS1. Veteran UFC fighter and multiple title contender Kenny Florian, former light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and veteran combat sports journalist Karyn Bryant bring you all the news and analysis.
UFC TONIGHT host Daniel Cormier:
On Jones: “Once again, this guy has made a mockery of the sport.”
On Jon Jones’s B sample also testing positive for steroids: “I think it’s crazy. USADA is being very straight line, saying he gets due process, but the reality is, you can’t fail a drug test. You can pass 100 tests, but you can’t fail one. We have to wait for due process, but what are we waiting for? They tested the A sample, they tested the B sample. If there’s anything, you can’t test positive. It’s unfair. I’m very upset about it.”
On what Jones should do next: “He has to fight it. It’s a death sentence. This is a very expensive drug. Something that’s not easily found in a supplement. I’ve been in the USADA process for 12 years, I’ve never had these issues. If it was a mistake, you’ve got to be more careful, especially with all the scrutiny on him after what’s already happened.”
On getting the belt back: “I lost the fight. That’s how I felt. But Dana White called me today and said if it’s a no contest, then the fight didn’t happen and because of that, the championship is getting returned to me. If he cheated, he could not have fought and won the fight. Financially, it’s a big difference if I don’t fight as the champion as opposed to fighting for the vacant title. I’m taking the belt. He disqualified himself before the fight. So it didn’t happen, and I get the belt back, which is the right thing to do. You don’t cheat the sport, cheat the fans or me. Jones, you have all the physical advantages. You’re 30 years old. You have an 85 inch reach. I’m 38 years old. I would love to wake up and take stuff so I don’t have to walk down my stairs sideways. But I don’t. Once again, this guy has made a mockery of the sport.”
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