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Alexander Gustafsson’s Team Isn’t Cool With Jon Jones Getting a Free Drug Pass

He may be a champ, but he’s a total screw up, so for Jon Jones‘ return to action at UFC 232, the UFC had to be cool with trace amounts of steroids in his system. They also had to find a commission that was cool with that, so the entire event was moved from Las Vegas to California the week of the show.

Jones’ opponent on that night, Alexander Gustafsson, was seemingly cool with it, too. But with the news that Jones STILL has those drugs in him, that whole thing is wearing thin on Gustafsson and his team.

Here’s a statement sent to MMAFighting:

“The inconclusive and inconsistent results that are repeatedly occurring with Jon Jones, at the very least, should compel our industry to have a greater, deeper, and more impartial discussion about the legitimacy of Jon’s defense. Jon has gone out publicly boasting when some of his results come back negative. However, he remains silent when his test results come back positive. You can not have it both ways and cherry-pick the results that are favorable for you, and insist that we disregard the results that go against your interests.

“Jon has essentially received a use exemption on a strict liability violation. The science is not certain on the defense he has taken. Furthermore, science is always in a state of change. So the science we rely on today is different than the science we relied on from just a few years ago. It will probably change again going forward. Jones is also creating a precedent that will go beyond his personal interests in the sense that now other fighters will also seek use exemptions on a strict liability violation based on an issue that the science community is still divided on. It’s an absolute mess.”

In case you didn’t go to law school, allow me to explain this “strict liability” thing. When it comes to determining negligence, you try to iron out how much fault a person should bear for whatever action they’re accused of. But when the term strict liability comes into play, then it’s just a question of “Did it happen? Well, then homeboy is liable.” In other words, if there’s any steroids in Jon Jones, he’s guilty of doing steroids. End of story.

My mind still sees this steroid thing as a strict liability issue. I guess I’m old school.

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Alexander Gustafsson’s Team Isn’t Cool With Jon Jones Getting a Free Drug Pass

He may be a champ, but he’s a total screw up, so for Jon Jones‘ return to action at UFC 232, the UFC had to be cool with trace amounts of steroids in his system. They also had to find a commission that was cool with that, so the entire event was moved from Las Vegas to California the week of the show.

Jones’ opponent on that night, Alexander Gustafsson, was seemingly cool with it, too. But with the news that Jones STILL has those drugs in him, that whole thing is wearing thin on Gustafsson and his team.

Here’s a statement sent to MMAFighting:

“The inconclusive and inconsistent results that are repeatedly occurring with Jon Jones, at the very least, should compel our industry to have a greater, deeper, and more impartial discussion about the legitimacy of Jon’s defense. Jon has gone out publicly boasting when some of his results come back negative. However, he remains silent when his test results come back positive. You can not have it both ways and cherry-pick the results that are favorable for you, and insist that we disregard the results that go against your interests.

“Jon has essentially received a use exemption on a strict liability violation. The science is not certain on the defense he has taken. Furthermore, science is always in a state of change. So the science we rely on today is different than the science we relied on from just a few years ago. It will probably change again going forward. Jones is also creating a precedent that will go beyond his personal interests in the sense that now other fighters will also seek use exemptions on a strict liability violation based on an issue that the science community is still divided on. It’s an absolute mess.”

In case you didn’t go to law school, allow me to explain this “strict liability” thing. When it comes to determining negligence, you try to iron out how much fault a person should bear for whatever action they’re accused of. But when the term strict liability comes into play, then it’s just a question of “Did it happen? Well, then homeboy is liable.” In other words, if there’s any steroids in Jon Jones, he’s guilty of doing steroids. End of story.

My mind still sees this steroid thing as a strict liability issue. I guess I’m old school.

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Alexander Gustafsson’s Team Isn’t Cool With Jon Jones Getting a Free Drug Pass

He may be a champ, but he’s a total screw up, so for Jon Jones‘ return to action at UFC 232, the UFC had to be cool with trace amounts of steroids in his system. They also had to find a commission that was cool with that, so the entire event was moved from Las Vegas to California the week of the show.

Jones’ opponent on that night, Alexander Gustafsson, was seemingly cool with it, too. But with the news that Jones STILL has those drugs in him, that whole thing is wearing thin on Gustafsson and his team.

Here’s a statement sent to MMAFighting:

“The inconclusive and inconsistent results that are repeatedly occurring with Jon Jones, at the very least, should compel our industry to have a greater, deeper, and more impartial discussion about the legitimacy of Jon’s defense. Jon has gone out publicly boasting when some of his results come back negative. However, he remains silent when his test results come back positive. You can not have it both ways and cherry-pick the results that are favorable for you, and insist that we disregard the results that go against your interests.

“Jon has essentially received a use exemption on a strict liability violation. The science is not certain on the defense he has taken. Furthermore, science is always in a state of change. So the science we rely on today is different than the science we relied on from just a few years ago. It will probably change again going forward. Jones is also creating a precedent that will go beyond his personal interests in the sense that now other fighters will also seek use exemptions on a strict liability violation based on an issue that the science community is still divided on. It’s an absolute mess.”

In case you didn’t go to law school, allow me to explain this “strict liability” thing. When it comes to determining negligence, you try to iron out how much fault a person should bear for whatever action they’re accused of. But when the term strict liability comes into play, then it’s just a question of “Did it happen? Well, then homeboy is liable.” In other words, if there’s any steroids in Jon Jones, he’s guilty of doing steroids. End of story.

My mind still sees this steroid thing as a strict liability issue. I guess I’m old school.

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Alexander Gustafsson’s Team Isn’t Cool With Jon Jones Getting a Free Drug Pass

He may be a champ, but he’s a total screw up, so for Jon Jones‘ return to action at UFC 232, the UFC had to be cool with trace amounts of steroids in his system. They also had to find a commission that was cool with that, so the entire event was moved from Las Vegas to California the week of the show.

Jones’ opponent on that night, Alexander Gustafsson, was seemingly cool with it, too. But with the news that Jones STILL has those drugs in him, that whole thing is wearing thin on Gustafsson and his team.

Here’s a statement sent to MMAFighting:

“The inconclusive and inconsistent results that are repeatedly occurring with Jon Jones, at the very least, should compel our industry to have a greater, deeper, and more impartial discussion about the legitimacy of Jon’s defense. Jon has gone out publicly boasting when some of his results come back negative. However, he remains silent when his test results come back positive. You can not have it both ways and cherry-pick the results that are favorable for you, and insist that we disregard the results that go against your interests.

“Jon has essentially received a use exemption on a strict liability violation. The science is not certain on the defense he has taken. Furthermore, science is always in a state of change. So the science we rely on today is different than the science we relied on from just a few years ago. It will probably change again going forward. Jones is also creating a precedent that will go beyond his personal interests in the sense that now other fighters will also seek use exemptions on a strict liability violation based on an issue that the science community is still divided on. It’s an absolute mess.”

In case you didn’t go to law school, allow me to explain this “strict liability” thing. When it comes to determining negligence, you try to iron out how much fault a person should bear for whatever action they’re accused of. But when the term strict liability comes into play, then it’s just a question of “Did it happen? Well, then homeboy is liable.” In other words, if there’s any steroids in Jon Jones, he’s guilty of doing steroids. End of story.

My mind still sees this steroid thing as a strict liability issue. I guess I’m old school.

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Alexander Gustafsson’s Team Isn’t Cool With Jon Jones Getting a Free Drug Pass

He may be a champ, but he’s a total screw up, so for Jon Jones‘ return to action at UFC 232, the UFC had to be cool with trace amounts of steroids in his system. They also had to find a commission that was cool with that, so the entire event was moved from Las Vegas to California the week of the show.

Jones’ opponent on that night, Alexander Gustafsson, was seemingly cool with it, too. But with the news that Jones STILL has those drugs in him, that whole thing is wearing thin on Gustafsson and his team.

Here’s a statement sent to MMAFighting:

“The inconclusive and inconsistent results that are repeatedly occurring with Jon Jones, at the very least, should compel our industry to have a greater, deeper, and more impartial discussion about the legitimacy of Jon’s defense. Jon has gone out publicly boasting when some of his results come back negative. However, he remains silent when his test results come back positive. You can not have it both ways and cherry-pick the results that are favorable for you, and insist that we disregard the results that go against your interests.

“Jon has essentially received a use exemption on a strict liability violation. The science is not certain on the defense he has taken. Furthermore, science is always in a state of change. So the science we rely on today is different than the science we relied on from just a few years ago. It will probably change again going forward. Jones is also creating a precedent that will go beyond his personal interests in the sense that now other fighters will also seek use exemptions on a strict liability violation based on an issue that the science community is still divided on. It’s an absolute mess.”

In case you didn’t go to law school, allow me to explain this “strict liability” thing. When it comes to determining negligence, you try to iron out how much fault a person should bear for whatever action they’re accused of. But when the term strict liability comes into play, then it’s just a question of “Did it happen? Well, then homeboy is liable.” In other words, if there’s any steroids in Jon Jones, he’s guilty of doing steroids. End of story.

My mind still sees this steroid thing as a strict liability issue. I guess I’m old school.

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Midnight Mania! Iaquinta On Lee’s Prelim Threats: ‘That’s Not Cool’

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Kevin Lee called Al Iaquinta a ‘drunken Jersey boy’, saying he views it his ‘personal duty’ to send Al back to the prelims. Iaquinta didn’t think that was a very nice thing to say.

He’s not very nice. That’s not cool. I don’t wish that upon him. I think if I — I would like to beat him, and beat him impressively, I get, you know, we both move our way up. I don’t really care either way. I think he’s just trying to hype a fight up.

Iaquinta and Lee faced each other before, in Lee’s UFC debut back in 2014, at UFC 169, a fight Iaquinta won by unanimous decision, knocking Lee down en route. Since then, Iaquinta is 5-2 and Lee is 10-2. Lee, suffering from a staph infection, tapped to Tony Ferguson’s triangle choke in an interim title fight at UFC 216; he bounced back with a five-round smashing of Edson Barboza. Iaquinta dropped a decision on one day’s notice to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223.


Insomnia

John Lineker is another breed of man.

Jon Jones visualizing that good feeling, winning. I wonder how he would react if he lost.

I had to look up Carlos Condit’s height- he’s 6’2”- because this picture makes him look bigger than Jon Jones, which is very strange.

This makes sense. Valentina Shevchenko’s coach was involved in an actual shoot-out with her present, in which he was shot but seems to have also killed a robber. Don’t mess with that set of people.

Andrey Koreshkov vs. Lorenz Larkin is another fantastic Bellator welterweight matchup

Ouch

I said this quote was meme material the moment I saw it.

We got dunked on by Max Holloway for quoting Scott Coker in our headline and had to correct the record- Max is a happy man!

Can’t stop the typos

Hey look, someone filmed me attempting a side kick

Sage Northcutt’s caption is on brand

Cain Velasquez is coming back… or so they want us to believe.


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

This remains one of Edson Barboza’s most impressive knockouts

I’ve never seen someone TKOed by leg kicks on the ground before

I watched all 6 camera angles and I’m still not quite sure what happened during this knockout. Was it an elbow or a punch?

Baseball bat chokes are dark arts


Random Land

I don’t really watch hockey but anyone can appreciate this utterly nonsense save by the goalkeeper

People are amazing

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Conor McGregor Seems Totally Cool With What Happened Last Night

At UFC 229, former champ Conor McGregor took a beating at the hands of reigning champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. Then, because of all the bad blood between them, Khabib spat on Conor, climbed over the cage, and leaped into the audience to scrap with McGregor’s teammate, Dillon Danis.

To make matters worse, Khabib’s teammates scampered over the side of the cage and attacked McGregor. It was total bedlam, and it ended with Las Vegas police escorting McGregor backstage.

A dismayed UFC boss Dana White made it clear that some of Khabib’s teammates were subsequently arrested. And for sure the Nevada State Athletic Commission was withholding Nurmagomedov’s fight purse pending a review of the chaos.

But you know who seems totally cool with what transpired? Conor McGregor.

Here’s what the Irish superstar said on both Twitter and Instagram afterwards:

 

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I’ll be back.

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As for Khabib’s teammates who were arrested, McGregor even declined to press charges.

Those dudes ganged up on him and attacked him from behind. And McGregor is cool with that!

We’ll never know for sure, but I suspect that, had McGregor won the fight, he wouldn’t have spit on Nurmagomedov and attacked his team. He might have actually been respectful – complimentary even.

Here’s champ Daniel Cormier giving his two cents:

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Conor McGregor Seems Totally Cool With What Happened Last Night

At UFC 229, former champ Conor McGregor took a beating at the hands of reigning champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. Then, because of all the bad blood between them, Khabib spat on Conor, climbed over the cage, and leaped into the audience to scrap with McGregor’s teammate, Dillon Danis.

To make matters worse, Khabib’s teammates scampered over the side of the cage and attacked McGregor. It was total bedlam, and it ended with Las Vegas police escorting McGregor backstage.

A dismayed UFC boss Dana White made it clear that some of Khabib’s teammates were subsequently arrested. And for sure the Nevada State Athletic Commission was withholding Nurmagomedov’s fight purse pending a review of the chaos.

But you know who seems totally cool with what transpired? Conor McGregor.

Here’s what the Irish superstar said on both Twitter and Instagram afterwards:

 

View this post on Instagram

 

I’ll be back.

A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on

As for Khabib’s teammates who were arrested, McGregor even declined to press charges.

Those dudes ganged up on him and attacked him from behind. And McGregor is cool with that!

We’ll never know for sure, but I suspect that, had McGregor won the fight, he wouldn’t have spit on Nurmagomedov and attacked his team. He might have actually been respectful – complimentary even.

Here’s champ Daniel Cormier giving his two cents:

The post Conor McGregor Seems Totally Cool With What Happened Last Night appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Conor McGregor Seems Totally Cool With What Happened Last Night

At UFC 229, former champ Conor McGregor took a beating at the hands of reigning champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. Then, because of all the bad blood between them, Khabib spat on Conor, climbed over the cage, and leaped into the audience to scrap with McGregor’s teammate, Dillon Danis.

To make matters worse, Khabib’s teammates scampered over the side of the cage and attacked McGregor. It was total bedlam, and it ended with Las Vegas police escorting McGregor backstage.

A dismayed UFC boss Dana White made it clear that some of Khabib’s teammates were subsequently arrested. And for sure the Nevada State Athletic Commission was withholding Nurmagomedov’s fight purse pending a review of the chaos.

But you know who seems totally cool with what transpired? Conor McGregor.

Here’s what the Irish superstar said on both Twitter and Instagram afterwards:

 

View this post on Instagram

 

I’ll be back.

A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on

As for Khabib’s teammates who were arrested, McGregor even declined to press charges.

Those dudes ganged up on him and attacked him from behind. And McGregor is cool with that!

We’ll never know for sure, but I suspect that, had McGregor won the fight, he wouldn’t have spit on Nurmagomedov and attacked his team. He might have actually been respectful – complimentary even.

Here’s champ Daniel Cormier giving his two cents:

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Midnight Mania! Tate: Jackson-Wink Treatment of Cowboy ‘Not Cool’

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Former UFC champion Meisha Tate weighed in on the controversy between Donald Cerrone and his old gym, Jackson-Winklejohn. Cerrone had a lot to say about Mike Winklejohn, in particular, after he was booted from the gym in favor of newcomer Mike Perry. He blasted Winklejohn for allowing anyone off the street to spar pro fighters, among other complaints. In return, Winklejohn called Cerrone “narcissistic” and said the split was a long time coming. Meisha Tate came down largely on the side of Donald Cerrone. Via MMAFighting.com:

“This is reminiscent,” Tate said. “I feel like we’ve heard this story about this camp before when it was Rashad Evans and him feeling like he was pushed out of the spot with Jon Jones coming in.

“What I think is not cool, if it had been someone that had been training there like Carlos Condit or someone like that who had been training there a long time and they were gonna fight each other and both had that mutual respect, and mutual foundation at that gym, that’s different. But when the new guy is coming in and he’s like, ‘I wanna fight Cowboy’ and he comes to Cowboy’s gym, I think that the right thing to do by the gym – I think there’s some loyalty that should be towards Cowboy. He’s been there a really, really long time.”

Winklejohn’s response to this would probably be similar to the response he already gave “Cowboy”, that loyalty runs both ways and Cerrone hadn’t been showing loyalty to the gym in his estimation.

Tate explained how she thought the situation should have been handled:

‘This is probably not the camp for you to come in, Mike, because you’re fighting our boy. Cowboy has been with us forever. We’d love for you to come in for the next camp but Cowboy’s our dude,’” Tate said. “That’s how I think. Even though I know Cowboy doesn’t drive there every single day, he doesn’t train at the gym – there are some other reasons I think behind that, I think – that’s just me. That’s how I hope my gym would operate if I was under those circumstances.”


Insomnia

The Chosen One

How will Darren Till’s historical cardio issues interact with Tyron Woodley’s historical cardio issues?

Disaster in slow motion. This guy is lucky he still has a nose

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Tito Ortiz tried to clarify his training schedule, and it did not go well.

Makes sense

Sorry, but this was funny.

It’s good to see that Ray Borg’s child is out of surgery and doing well!

BJ Penn vs. Ryan Hall? Sign me up.

Someone on Twitter replied, “five finger discount to five finger death punch”

Brian Kelleher explains why everyone is lining up to fight Logan Paul.

Good point

Power workout

Invicta FC 31 imminent


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Flying knee knockout

Controversy

Question mark kicks are awesome

Position before beatdown

Not what he planned

Nice throw

I’ve been seeing a lot of these land lately

Kyoji Horiguchi is a whirling dervish of violence


Random Land

I need one of these

This dog has an evil spirit

This is such a bizarre video and I can’t stop watching it.

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