Daniel Cormier Releases Statement On Jon Jones, Asks Fans To "Lay Off," "Show Compassion"

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Newly-reinstated UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier has released a statement after Jon Jones' "B" sample tested positive for the steroid Turinabol.

Days after the "B" sample results have been released and Cormier's loss to Jones at UFC 214 was overturned to a no contest, Cormier made a post on social media thanking all those that have supported him in the aftermath of UFC 214 and to tell people to not attack Jones on social media.

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Life can be such a roller coaster. I think sometimes you have to just take a moment and breathe it in. You never know what's gonna come your way. You try and handle it the best way you can. One thing that has been amazing is the support from you the fans. I have never felt so much love. It's crazy because this all happened when I lost. Guys now I call upon you to take a breath, lay off of Jones. Let him and his team figure out what's going on and what happened. I was down and some may have kicked me but the majority of you showed compassion and love. After the fight Jones showed compassion, regardless of what has happened as humans we must show compassion. Jon is not on this ride alone, remember this man has a family. Let's respect that. You don't show ur support for me by hurting others. Again I thank you for ur unbelievable support and I trust that you guys will come thru again. DC

Jones failed a drug test from July 28, the day before UFC 214, for Turinabol and is facing potential suspension from USADA that could last up to four years. Despite the positive drug tests, Jones still denies any wrongdoing.

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