According to the USADA Athlete Test History Database, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been tested just once in 2018 — that’s despite Jone’s previous failed drug test, and the fact that he’s recently been hinting at a comeback. Brendan Schaub is pretty unimpressed by that fact.
The former UFC heavyweight went off on USADA on his Below the Belt podcast.
“Again, I tell you guys this all the time, if you think USADA’s organization is the end-all-be-all and is the goody two-shoes of the world when it comes to drug testing, you’re fooling yourself,” Schaub said (transcript via MMA Fighting). “A man who has been notoriously known for failing drug tests gets tested once?!
“I’ve always been skeptical of USADA. Always.”
Brendan Schaub continued, adding that Daniel Cormier — a historically clean champion — has been tested far more than Jones. He sees a real problem with that.
“Of course [Daniel Cormier]’s gonna pass the tests,” he said. “Of course they have to test the athletes, of course they have to test certain guys, but does no one find it kind of sketchy that the guy who we know 100 percent is going to pass the test, gets tested more than the guy who is known for failing tests? And I’m not even a conspiracy theory guy. But does no one think this is fucking strange? How crazy is that?
“Or how Holly Holm is tested all the time. They have to check boxes. We know for a fact, DC and Holly Holm are never gonna fail a test. So if you test them relentlessly, we can go on your site and go, ‘ Fuck, look, they’re doing their job.’ But when you look at people who are skeptical and they’re not getting tested, do you not think anything’s up here?”
What do you think of these comments from Brendan Schaub?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 8/21/2018.