Jon Jones Says Steroids Found In Failed Drug Tests Didn’t Affect Fight Night Performances

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Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has been suspended twice during his UFC career for a pair of failed drug tests.

When it comes to the failed drug tests, a confident Jones says that the amount of steroids found in the fighters sample weren’t enough to affect his performances.

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“I would say that those would be people looking for an excuse not to give it to me, not to give credit where it’s due,” Jones said on the JW Raw Show. “Because in the first situation, it was proven — well, in both situations, whatever was in me chemically was proven scientifically that the amounts were so small that there was no way possible to affect my performance in a positive or a negative way. The two times where I’ve failed drug tests for performance enhancers, it’s been so small that it can’t affect your performance.”

Jones is returning for the first time since the second failed drug test this December at UFC 232, facing Alexander Gustafsson for the soon to be vacated UFC Light Heavyweight Title.

The former light heavyweight champion even says the amount of the steroids found in his system amounts to very little in the grand scheme of things.

“Then in the second situation, we just found out to have USADA say ‘the amount of steroids we found in your body Jon, it was like taking a pinch of salt and throwing it in an Olympic size swimming pool’. It was such a small amount that it’s pretty obvious that this was an accident. And then for this to be something that got into your body two weeks before the fight — so two weeks before the fight, you took a pinch of steroids and threw it in an Olympic size swimming pool. It’s very clear that this is nothing that helped you knock out Daniel Cormier,” says Jones.

UFC 232 takes place on Saturday, December 29 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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