‘I think that the UFC wants their bloody cash cow back’

Jon Jones

Both Jon Jones and UFC President Dana White seem to think that Jones’ Anti-Doping Policy violation situation will end up being much less severe than anticipated.

Fellow UFC light heavyweight Jimi Manuwa spoke with FloCombat about the recent change in their attitudes regarding Jones’ situation.

“I’m not sure about this Jon Jones business,” Manuwa said. “I think it’s dodgy, all this stuff Jon Jones did–I think it’s all dodgy mate. I think that the UFC want their bloody cash cow back. I’m not going to say too much on that but I think it’s dodgy.

“I don’t know what I’d do with him. If you want a clean sport you can’t have cheaters coming back. If you are cheating then you are cheating. That’s what I personally think.”

Manuwa said that he had heard the rumors and stories of Jones but didn’t believe them until he tested positive.

“I was surprised when I heard about it,” Manuwa said. “I heard a lot of things before that he was hiding underneath the cage and stuff like that. I just couldn’t believe it. This guy who everyone kept at the top of the pedestal has just been cheating all this time.

“You just don’t know what people do behind closed doors and that. He’s the only athlete that turns it up after the first round. He was constantly upping his pace which everyone thought that was impossible, but he was doing it.”

Manuwa stated that if and when Jones does come back, he will have to face the fans.

“I don’t think a lot of the fans will like him when he comes back. He will get booed all the time I reckon. It is about fighting though and it’s not about who’s loved by the fans the most. To me, all that stuff about him coming back is dodgy but if happens it happens–what can I do about it.”