“So Jon Jones passed his post-fight drug test, which was the question that I asked him which pissed him off which led to him being kind of annoyed with me on the post-fight show,” Bisping said on Believe You Me (via MMA Fighting). “I don’t want to turn this into Michael Bisping sh*tting on Jon Jones because he’s a legendary fighter - he was the youngest ever champion in the UFC. But to me - and I don’t know the science, I’m speaking purely from the standpoint that this is a fair question to ask - the narrative as to why he failed the drug test and failed multiple drug tests in August, September, and December, is that these metabolites from the turinabol were in his system from years ago and they could still be there for years and then all of a sudden he tests positive and then it’s brought to the forefront - Devil’s advocate, you would have to be f*cking stupid to continue microdosing - then all of a sudden, voila, the next time he gets tested it is out of his system. I don’t know. I’m not saying that is the reality, I’m just saying that is the first thing that I thought and I’d be lying if I didn’t say so. That was the narrative going into this fight: ‘Listen, this is remnants, it was leftover from whenever it was.’ But the point of the matter is that Jeff Novitzky was saying, everyone was saying this could be in his system for a long, long time and then , lo and behold, he tests clean.”
Bisping and Jones recently had a back and forth during the UFC 232 post-fight show, an exchange that allegedly began after Bisping questioned Jones about drug testing.
Hatred between the two or not, one thing Bisping wants is for Jones to stay clean for the rest of his professional MMA career.
“I’m glad he tested clean, I really am,” said Bisping. “I hope he continues to do so. He’s a great talent, he’s a great fighter, and I’m glad Jon Jones is back. I’m glad anytime fighters come back. I hope he stays clean. I don’t hope he passes his tests and gets away with it. I hope he stays clean. They’re two very different things. I don’t hope he gets away with it. I hope he’s competing on a level playing field and we get to see the best Jon Jones that we can.”
Jones next title defense is potentially set for UFC 235, as long as the fighter gets licensed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) first.