Jones: UFC knew Belfort was on steroids ahead of UFC 152

November 24, 2015 3:03 pm by bjpenn.com staff
Jones Goodbye

News broke last month that Vitor Belfort had a sketchy drug test prior to his UFC 152 title shot against Jon Jones.

The UFC was aware of the situation, however they allowed him to fight anyway.

When Jon Jones found out about that, he wasn’t too happy.

During a recent ‘A day in the life’ interview with MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani Jones elaborated on the situation:

“Vitor Belfort was on steroids when I fought him. The UFC was very well aware, way before the fight. They did nothing to penalize him. They let the fight go on knowing that I was fighting a guy on steroids, which is a hazard to my life. What do you do?”

“At his age and where he’s at in his career, I remember at the weigh ins I looked at his abs, and I’m like, dude I’m several years younger than you and you look way tighter than me. And I knew I trained pretty hard for that camp.”

So what is Jones going to do about the situation?

“I haven’t brought it up to them yet, but the fans know. The power of the UFC and this Athletic Commission, eventually something needs to be done about it. To know that they put me in there with him, knowing that he was on something, it’s really a slap to the face.”

“I would like to be more of a company guy and do things right, but at the same time, I’ve been bent over quite a few times by them. It’s just like…it’s hard to see where I stand man. I just hope the fans are aware of some of the shenanigans they pull.”

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