Chael Sonnnen says that as a guy who used banned substances during his career, he can tell when another fighter is doing something and his first reaction to Jon Jones USADA test violation was “what took them so long?”
Last night, International Fight Week took a major blow as Jon Jones was removed from UFC 200 for a potential anti-doping violation stemming from a USADA test administered on June 16. The UFC held an impromptu press conference to make the announcement and afterwards, it didn’t take long for the takes to come rolling in. Shortly after the news broke, Chael Sonnen spoke briefly on ESPN to give his take on what was going on.
“I can just tell you guys, I’ve been in his shoes. As a guy that lived in that world and took the banned substances and served the suspension, if there’s one thing about us, we know our own. When a guy takes his shirt off I can tell you what he’s on and how long he’s been doing it and my first reaction was simply, what took them so long?”
Sonnen is one of MMA’s most well known PED users, having been very open about it since he was suspended in May of 2014 for failing multiple drug tests. Conversely, Jones has never failed a test for PEDs before; he was previously fined when an out-of-competition test came back positive for cocaine, but never for PEDs. However, this violation can’t be for cocaine as USADA doesn’t test for recreational drugs in out-of-competition testing. The banned substance Jones tested positive for hasn’t been revealed yet and thus almost everything is speculative, something Sonnen admitted.
“I think we need to be real fair. I’m as emotional as anybody because I’m a fan. I’m a big fan of this thing and ….View full article
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