Former two-time UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones didn’t take kindly to comments recently made by MMA legend Georges St-Pierre about fighters who have PED pests should be removed from the ‘GOAT’ discussions.
St-Pierre told MMA Fighting last week that he feels any fighter that has a history of using performance-enhancing drugs, should not be in included in the greatest of all-time discussions. Despite not actually addressing Jones in the interview, ‘Bones’ expressed his disappointment in St-Pierre’s words in an Instagram post on Monday.
“It sucks when you have to hear someone you’ve always shown respect to sit and talk foolishness.” Jones said. “But that’s the nature of the game these days. Saying steroids change more than physical performance. ‘Make you more creative and hungry.’ Do you know how crazy that sounds? I guess brain damage is real out here.
“Saying PED metabolites threw a kick? Come on man. It’s called training and identifying a weakness. So much in fact I told him to his face it was coming and then landed it. That’s called execution.”
During his ten-year MMA career, Jones has had numerous doping incidents, most recently accepting a 15-month suspension from USADA after testing positive for the anabolic steroid turinabol in August 2017. That means Jones will be eligible at the end of this October.
“How about rather than campaigning for GOAT status you get in there and dominate your next fight. I’ve had nothing but respect for you over all these years. Don’t change that now. You’re better than this.”