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Jon Jones Still Has Drugs In His System, But He’s Jon Jones So It’s Okay

If it were anyone else in the world, they’d be crucified. But Jon Jones had another drug test come back positive for trace amounts of steroids, and since it’s Jon Jones, it’s apparently okay.

Really, he’s got doctors’ notes, a permission slip from his mom, all sorts of waivers…

I think it’s fair to label this sort of thing as “Jones privilege”, no?

Anyway, here’s MMAFighting with the scoop:

Steroid metabolites have been found in Jon Jones’ system again.

Jones, the UFC light heavyweight champion, was drug tested in competition by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) in relation to his UFC 232 fight last month with Alexander Gustafsson. The results, which came back this week, showed that the long-term oral Turinabol metabolite that has plagued Jones for more than a year was present, according to information obtained by MMA Fighting from the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).

CSAC will not take disciplinary action against Jones, executive officer Andy Foster said. This is the same, long-term M3 metabolite that Jones was suspended 15 months for stemming from a July 2017 sample collection in relation to UFC 214, Foster said. Foster said subsequent drug tests on Jones done by VADA, UFC partner USADA, and the commission have come back clean since the in-competition abnormal reading, including fight-night tests.

If you’ll recall, the UFC had to move an entire event during fight week because they wouldn’t have been able to get Nevada to recognize the ol’ Jones privilege in time. Instead, UFC 232 was moved to California, where Jones fought and beat Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch.

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Jon Jones Still Has Drugs In His System, But He’s Jon Jones So It’s Okay

If it were anyone else in the world, they’d be crucified. But Jon Jones had another drug test come back positive for trace amounts of steroids, and since it’s Jon Jones, it’s apparently okay.

Really, he’s got doctors’ notes, a permission slip from his mom, all sorts of waivers…

I think it’s fair to label this sort of thing as “Jones privilege”, no?

Anyway, here’s MMAFighting with the scoop:

Steroid metabolites have been found in Jon Jones’ system again.

Jones, the UFC light heavyweight champion, was drug tested in competition by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) in relation to his UFC 232 fight last month with Alexander Gustafsson. The results, which came back this week, showed that the long-term oral Turinabol metabolite that has plagued Jones for more than a year was present, according to information obtained by MMA Fighting from the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).

CSAC will not take disciplinary action against Jones, executive officer Andy Foster said. This is the same, long-term M3 metabolite that Jones was suspended 15 months for stemming from a July 2017 sample collection in relation to UFC 214, Foster said. Foster said subsequent drug tests on Jones done by VADA, UFC partner USADA, and the commission have come back clean since the in-competition abnormal reading, including fight-night tests.

If you’ll recall, the UFC had to move an entire event during fight week because they wouldn’t have been able to get Nevada to recognize the ol’ Jones privilege in time. Instead, UFC 232 was moved to California, where Jones fought and beat Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch.

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Jon Jones Still Has Drugs In His System, But He’s Jon Jones So It’s Okay

If it were anyone else in the world, they’d be crucified. But Jon Jones had another drug test come back positive for trace amounts of steroids, and since it’s Jon Jones, it’s apparently okay.

Really, he’s got doctors’ notes, a permission slip from his mom, all sorts of waivers…

I think it’s fair to label this sort of thing as “Jones privilege”, no?

Anyway, here’s MMAFighting with the scoop:

Steroid metabolites have been found in Jon Jones’ system again.

Jones, the UFC light heavyweight champion, was drug tested in competition by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) in relation to his UFC 232 fight last month with Alexander Gustafsson. The results, which came back this week, showed that the long-term oral Turinabol metabolite that has plagued Jones for more than a year was present, according to information obtained by MMA Fighting from the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).

CSAC will not take disciplinary action against Jones, executive officer Andy Foster said. This is the same, long-term M3 metabolite that Jones was suspended 15 months for stemming from a July 2017 sample collection in relation to UFC 214, Foster said. Foster said subsequent drug tests on Jones done by VADA, UFC partner USADA, and the commission have come back clean since the in-competition abnormal reading, including fight-night tests.

If you’ll recall, the UFC had to move an entire event during fight week because they wouldn’t have been able to get Nevada to recognize the ol’ Jones privilege in time. Instead, UFC 232 was moved to California, where Jones fought and beat Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch.

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Midnight Mania! Nikki Bella is Flirting With Henry Cejudo (Yes It’s Cringe)

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Welcome to Midnight Mania!

I really have nothing to add to the following, except that I’m angry at this whole sport and another entire sports-entertainment industry I don’t even cover for making me watch it.

The backstory here is that Henry Cejudo went on Ariel Helwani’s show and admitted he had a huge crush on Nikki Bella. For some reason she responded to Henry Cejudo… favorably… Always shoot your shot, I guess. You never know. That has to be the lesson here, right? Other than maybe don’t flirt online like this where other people might see it. Please. Please.

I can’t decide which is worse, her video or his response. He’s even worse at ripping off the Rock than he is at… whatever this was. I also can’t tell if Bella is serious, or just doing this for clicks. Otherwise, why make a public video? Why subject us to this? This kind of flirting might work in the DMs… but not when all of us can see it, unless of course, that’s the point.

This is Cejudo and Nikki Bella; this is what they are putting us through, and the rest of us are the guy at the end.


Insomnia

Sometimes an athlete in combat sports pulls off something so spectacular that you have to watch it a few times to really take it in. Fortunately, that’s exactly what the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) was invented for.

Tommy Toehold strikes again, with Laura Sanko doing her best Joanne Calderwood impression

I humbly submit that we can have both USADA and Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa

This guy held two fully grown men like it was nothing. I’m the last person to have pro wrestling opinions, but since I’m on a Sumo kick, why don’t we see more Sumo or ex-Sumo guys in pro wrestling?

Good point by Micheal Chiesa. “Donkey” was used by the creator, Miyamoto, to convey stubbornness; it was laughed at but the name stuck.

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This one got me good ☠️

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Accurate.

This isn’t conclusive by any means, but it could be concerning for combat athletes.

Dustin Poirier is one of the hardest workers in MMA

Leslie Smith’s got a point, and that didn’t happen overnight. It took decades of fighting for the players to get to this point. I doubt MMA will ever get there.


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

I want to see more of this raised platform so we can get Sumo-MMA hybridization.

I love it when a beautiful knockout comes together

I love the bodyshot in combination like this

Sometimes the win is there for the asking

Kickboxing highlights from 2018 from Johny Hendricks’ old coach:

Speaking of old highlights, this one’s a doozy

The full range of the genre

Who says yellow belts can’t beat black belts

The end of history

This looks almost like aikido. Also, ouch


Random Land

Consummate skill

I love to look at pictures of snow a lot more than I liked living in the cold.

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Goodnight Moon

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Sleep well, Maniacs! A better tomorrow is always possible. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Israel Adesanya on Yair Rodriguez’s KO: ‘It’s Not Luck’

Yair Rodriquez earned a win over Chan Sung Jung last Saturday night at UFC Denver, knocking the Korean senseless with a no-look upward elbow strike. The dazzling technique led some critics to claim the Mexican was “lucky” to land the killer blow.
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White On Diaz Vs. Poirier Title Fight: ‘It’s Nutty As Hell’

Despite UFC 230 not having an official main event, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White is refusing to entertain a 165-pound title fight between co-headliners Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier.

Both lightweight fighters have lobbied on social media over the past few weeks to turn their three-round scrap into a five-round championship bout in effort to take the main event spot on Nov. 3 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Scheduling such a fight would force the promotion to create an entirely new division just to save a single PPV card. While UFC has pulled off some trickiness in the past to bolster an event, White is not open to it this time around.

“I definitely saw that,” said White in a recent interview with TMZ Sports (shown above). “It’s nutty as hell. The guy signed a deal to fight at 155 pounds against Poirier – from the minute the deal was signed and he went out on stage, he’s just been, you know – it’s completely weird. That’s what it is.”

Adding gasoline to the fire was a recent tweet by Diaz suggesting the bout was off because Poirier didn’t want to fight at 165 pounds (shown below). This comes after Diaz hinted at not fighting at UFC 230 following a press conference back in August.

“He has to, yeah,” White said when asked if Diaz will still show up. “The guy signed a deal, tickets went on sale, all this stuff is in motion – you can’t just sign a deal and then do the things he’s doing right now, and not fight. If you look at what he’s doing, I swear to God I had some police officers come in here this afternoon and say ‘Ah man, it sucks, the Diaz fight is off.’ Most people think that the fight isn’t even on because of what he’s doing on social media.”

Even though UFC 230 has no main event in place with just over one month to go, White is not looking at Diaz vs. Poirier to fill that void. In fact, the UFC president suggests it was never even an option.

“Not only will there not, we did not ever discuss that with him, was never an option, or anything,” said White.

For now, Diaz vs. Poirier is locked in as UFC 230’s co-main event. If Diaz actually shows up for his first Octagon appearance since a decision loss to Conor McGregor two years ago, his clash with “Diamond” could be one of the best of the year.

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Donald Cerrone Explains Departure from Jackson-Wink: ‘It’s All About the Money There Now’

Donald Cerrone has parted ways with longtime gym Jackson-Wink MMA ahead of his UFC Fight Night 139 showdown with Mike Perry, and to hear him tell it, it wasn’t on the best of terms.
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Retire? It’s Belt Or Bust For Justin Gaethje Ahead Of UFC Lincoln

Coming off a two fight losing skid, Gaethje wants to show the world – and himself – he’s still championship material.

Justin Gaethje is in a strange place with his career. On one hand, he’s at the height of his fame, with many UFC fans considering him one of the most entertaining fighters in the sport. On the other, his UFC record currently sits at 1-2 with two bad knockout losses in his last two fights. He’s now facing James Vick at UFC Lincoln on August 25th in what many consider a softball match up — relative to facing Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier back to back, anyway.

Gaethje previously said that he’d retire if he got outclassed by Vick. Now in a new interview with MMANYTT he’s clarifying that statement somewhat, saying he’ll retire if he feels he’s no longer UFC champion material.

“100-percent. When that’s not my goal, I will retire,” Gaethje said. “I want to be the best. I want to be the best in the world.”

As far as Gaethje is concerned, those two losses were valuable experience that will make him a better fighter down the road.

”Fighting on a UFC card, there is nothing like it,” he said. “Experience is a hell of a trait to have and now, with some experience under my belt, it will do a lot of things for me.”

And if James Vick wants to dismiss him because of his recent losses, he does so at his own peril.

“If you watch the fights, you have to understand how close either one of us were to getting the ‘W’ and finishing that fight,” Gaethje said. “For James Vick to sit here and say I’m a B-league fighter and I don’t deserve the accolades that I’m getting — the bonuses, the main events — they guy just doesn’t get it. I’m painting a pretty clear picture of what pure effort can achieve in this sport and if you don’t want to pay attention, that’s not my problem.”

Gaethje has talked a lot about the changes he’s making leading into this fight, and it certainly seems like Saturday in Nebraska could be a make or break moment for his career. Will we see a new and improved Gaethje 2.0? Or will he throw caution to the wind as usual once the leather starts flying? I’m not even sure which way I want it to go.

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Dustin Poirier Dismisses Talk of ‘GSP’ facing winner of Nurmagomedov-McGregor: ‘It’s Not Happening’

Last week the Ultimate Fighting Championship held a press event to promote the remaining fights of the year and threw a curve ball when it announced an explosive lightweight bout between Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz at UFC 230 in New York.
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UFC President Dana White Says He’ll Only Make a ‘Superfight’ When It’s Right

The term “superfight,” once understood to mean a matchup between the champions of two weight divisions — the most recent example being Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier facing off against heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic — has been thrown around a lot recently. UFC President Dana White says the term is being “completely overused.”
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