Dana White Says Jon Jones is Too Talented For Steroids

August 24, 2017 10:25 am by Justin Golightly
Jon Jones

Dealing with Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather boxing each other the same week that Jon Jones allegedly popped for steroids (Hey, he still has his day in court), is like trying to juggle water. If it’s hard for normal folks and MMA media, you can imagine how hard it is for Dana White. Sure, he’s not perfect and we all get pissed off at him more than on occasion, but he’s going through a hard time right now. White joined Shannon Sharpe on Undisputed to talk about the Jon Jones situation and actually dish out some praise.

“It’s crazy, but the thing that’s sad is when you start saying, ‘should we question everything that Jon [Jones] has ever done?’ He’s the best to ever do it. He didn’t need those drugs. But guess what, guys don’t need cocaine, guys don’t need this, they don’t need that, but they do it anyway. They do it for whatever reasons they do it. Jon Jones is one of the most gifted fighters I’ve ever met, maybe the most gifted fighter that I’ve ever met.”

“I was horrified. I can’t believe it. I still can’t believe it. I’m trying not to focus on it because of [Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather], but it’s bad. He’s gotta’ go through the process now and we’ll see how this thing plays out. Now, we’ll test the B sample. I’m expecting the same thing from the B samples.”

Jon Jones

What Dana White said is true, whether USADA determines the doping case is or not. Jon Jones is incredible. He admittedly beat Alexander Gustaffson without even training full time and abusing alcohol and cocaine. If there’s one guy fighting in the UFC who doesn’t need the help of PED’s, it’s probably Jones. After all, he’s still only 30. That’s just one year older than Conor McGregor. We hope there is some way this is a mistake, we already waited too long for Jon Jones to come back and Tazmanian Devil elbow opponents in the Octagon.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/24/2017.

 


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