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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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Cruz Out For An Entire Year, Still The Best Ever

Good thing those extended layoffs save brain cells or they might be good for nothing.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz, has once again been forced to the sidelines after suffering a debilitating injury in training camp, one severe enough to leave him sidelined for an entire year.

So what the f—k happened?

“My subscapularis is completely torn off and my supraspinatus is 75 percent torn off,” Cruz told The Ariel Helwani MMA Show. “So from what I understand, they have to take the tendon and reattach it with a screw of some sort into the bone to get everything reconnected. . . It’s basically an ACL [tear] of the shoulder.”

Cruz was scheduled to face John Lineker at the since-canceled UFC 233 pay-per-view (PPV) event, previously scheduled for Jan. 26, 2019 inside Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., one of many mishaps that left Bellator unopposed in “The Golden State.”

Join us in making sad faces with “The Dominator.”

“With all that being said, how I feel is sadness, Cruz said. “Extreme sadness, to be honest. It hurts. I want to cry. But I also know that this is a long road that I’ve had already. You can attack whatever you want to in this situation but it never defeats me and it never will. I’m not the greatest bantamweight of all time despite my injuries. I’m the greatest bantamweight of all time because of my injuries.”

Despite an impressive record (22-2), Cruz holds just one victory against a Top 15 bantamweight opponent, a split-decision nod over former champion TJ Dillashaw from UFC Fight Night 81 roughly three years back.

See you in 2020?

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Max Holloway Still Believes Jose Aldo is ‘Greatest Featherweight of All Time’

After Saturday’s remarkable beatdown of the previously unbeaten Brian Ortega in the UFC 231 main event, it would’ve understandable if Max Holloway wanted to brag a little bit.
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UFC Fight Night 142 Results: Junior dos Santos Is Still the Coolest Heavyweight in the UFC

As local heavyweights go, Tai Tuivasa earned his main event spot at UFC Fight Night 142. Three wins in three Octagon appearances, and all of them pretty decisive, meant it was time for him to take a step up in competition with the spotlight shining on him brightly. So he got to face former champ Junior dos Santos.

There was no real heat between the two before the fight. In fact, they seemed to have gotten married and adopted a baby kangaroo, which is a common thing in Australia. But when the cage door shut it was time for business, and Tuivasa wasted no time chopping away at the Brazilian with kicks, kicks and more kicks. Meanwhile, whenever JDS clinched him, Tuivasa would use that opportunity to land elbows. Things were getting hairy.

And yet, JDS has been an elite heavyweight for a while now – and one of the coolest guys around to boot – so all it took was some sloppiness on Tuivasa’s part and Dos Santos was able to capitalize. A short hook in an exchange sent the Aussie to the canvas, and after some ground and pound, JDS got the win via TKO.

This loss probably does nothing for Tuivasa’s standing as local hero. Whenever the UFC comes to town, he’ll be on the card. As for Dos Santos… like Shogun’s win in the co-main event, maybe this staves off the talk of retirement for a little while longer?

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UFC Fight Night 142 Results: Junior dos Santos Is Still the Coolest Heavyweight in the UFC

As local heavyweights go, Tai Tuivasa earned his main event spot at UFC Fight Night 142. Three wins in three Octagon appearances, and all of them pretty decisive, meant it was time for him to take a step up in competition with the spotlight shining on him brightly. So he got to face former champ Junior dos Santos.

There was no real heat between the two before the fight. In fact, they seemed to have gotten married and adopted a baby kangaroo, which is a common thing in Australia. But when the cage door shut it was time for business, and Tuivasa wasted no time chopping away at the Brazilian with kicks, kicks and more kicks. Meanwhile, whenever JDS clinched him, Tuivasa would use that opportunity to land elbows. Things were getting hairy.

And yet, JDS has been an elite heavyweight for a while now – and one of the coolest guys around to boot – so all it took was some sloppiness on Tuivasa’s part and Dos Santos was able to capitalize. A short hook in an exchange sent the Aussie to the canvas, and after some ground and pound, JDS got the win via TKO.

This loss probably does nothing for Tuivasa’s standing as local hero. Whenever the UFC comes to town, he’ll be on the card. As for Dos Santos… like Shogun’s win in the co-main event, maybe this staves off the talk of retirement for a little while longer?

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UFC Fight Night 142 Results: Junior dos Santos Is Still the Coolest Heavyweight in the UFC

As local heavyweights go, Tai Tuivasa earned his main event spot at UFC Fight Night 142. Three wins in three Octagon appearances, and all of them pretty decisive, meant it was time for him to take a step up in competition with the spotlight shining on him brightly. So he got to face former champ Junior dos Santos.

There was no real heat between the two before the fight. In fact, they seemed to have gotten married and adopted a baby kangaroo, which is a common thing in Australia. But when the cage door shut it was time for business, and Tuivasa wasted no time chopping away at the Brazilian with kicks, kicks and more kicks. Meanwhile, whenever JDS clinched him, Tuivasa would use that opportunity to land elbows. Things were getting hairy.

And yet, JDS has been an elite heavyweight for a while now – and one of the coolest guys around to boot – so all it took was some sloppiness on Tuivasa’s part and Dos Santos was able to capitalize. A short hook in an exchange sent the Aussie to the canvas, and after some ground and pound, JDS got the win via TKO.

This loss probably does nothing for Tuivasa’s standing as local hero. Whenever the UFC comes to town, he’ll be on the card. As for Dos Santos… like Shogun’s win in the co-main event, maybe this staves off the talk of retirement for a little while longer?

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Stephen Thompson Still Wants To Fight Robbie Lawler But ‘Ball Is Now In His Court’

Two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson reiterates he is still keen on a fight with former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler despite talks taking longer than expected.
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Woodley Still Chasing Respect Ahead Of UFC 228

Tyron Woodley wants to talk about … well, Tyron Woodley.

Unfortunately for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion, the mixed martial arts (MMA) media seems more focused on what opponent Darren Till is doing (or not doing) ahead of this weekend’s title fight.

Probably because the Liverpool slapper has struggled to hit the 170-pound limit in recent years, to the point where the promotion was forced to throw top welterweight contender Kamaru Usman into the mix, just in case Till fails to make it to the Octagon.

The champ, however, would rather you focus on the true professionals of the sport.

“I’m tired of answering questions for his weight,” Woodley told MMA Junkie. “He’s the one that missed weight. He should answer questions about his own weight. People should want to know what I’m doing, how I’m ready, what I’m going to do different, what you guys expect to see from me], why do I think I’m better than this young buck. That’s what I want to focus on. Because, at the end of the day, I’m the one that’s the professional. When have you seen the scale tip over 170 on my scale?”

Never, but there are no accolades for doing the job you are contracted to do.

Despite his success in MMA, Woodley finds it difficult to get the respect he believes he’s entitled to (because of this). Perhaps the promotion is also to blame, as “The Chosen One” insists he’s treated unfairly and only marketed in a way that meets the bare minimum for championship title fights.

That probably won’t change with a victory at UFC 228 this Saturday night (Sept. 8, 2018) inside American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas (full fight card here), but it at least clears the way for a fight against a combatant who is perhaps more loathed than anyone in the sport.

Assuming his “sore vagina” is healed by then.

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