Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate has seen the good and bad of MMA during her many years in the sport.
Jon Jones is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion who was just punished by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) after a second failed drug test. Tate, who has felt sympathy for Jones in the past, has now said that she has lost all faith in the former light heavyweight champion.
“The thing is, I don’t really care at this point if he comes back because I’ve lost the motivation and the interest, and the faith that I have in Jon Jones has been lost,” Tate said during an appearance on MMA On Sirius XM. “Now maybe in three, four years, if he gets a great suspension [from the USADA], if he gets the book thrown at him and he really does make those changes, maybe he has a chance at restoring [his legacy], but at this point I just don’t care anymore. I don’t care. I’m over Jon Jones. I’m done with it. I don’t want to hear his sob story. I felt sorry for the first, second time he kind of had me. But it’s like, fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, I mean, come on, am I waiting for a fourth now? I just don’t — I’m over it.”
Jones would eventually get word about the retired female fighters thoughts on him, which would lead to a reply through Twitter:
@MieshaTate I don’t quit when things get tough for me, I get stronger. You just wait and see, maybe you’ll even find motivation in it. Sucks I lost you as a fan. Enjoy retirement sister— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) March 1, 2018
Tate has yet to respond to what Jones stated through his Twitter account.
The former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion is now awaiting to see what kind of punishment is going to be handed down by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which can be a four year suspension for a second failed drug test.