Jon Jones Responds to George St. Pierre’s PED Comments: ‘You’re Better Than This’

By Tristen Critchfield Oct 1, 2018


Many prominent figures in the mixed martial arts community have opinions on the Jon Jones situation, and not a lot of them have been positive.

Georges St. Pierre recently stated that he doesn’t think fighters who test positive for performance enhancing drugs belong in the “Greatest of All Time” discussion, and he specifically referenced Jones’ overturned victory against Daniel Cormier at UFC 214.

“Look, I remember there was a fight between two opponents, and one guy said, ‘Oh, it’s not the performance-enhancing [drugs] that threw the kick. It’s me,'” St. Pierre told MMAFighting.com. “Actually, it’s not true. That’s the performance-enhancing drugs that threw the kick, because you wouldn’t have thrown the kick [like that] if you would have not taken them. You know what I mean? So to give you an example, it makes you more creative. It makes you more hungry. It changes the physique.

“Also, not only the physique, it changes the mind of the person. So with people, they think it’s only affecting strength and conditioning and stuff like that. No, it doesn’t. It’s not only recuperation, it changes the person entirely. It makes him a better athlete. And yes, I think they should be removed from the [GOAT discussion].”

Jones, who has taken to social media multiple times to defend himself against PED accusations, did the same with St. Pierre. The two fighters were once loosely affiliated when St. Pierre still had ties to Jackson-Wink MMA. Jones’ full Instagram post is as follows:

It sucks when you have to hear someone you’ve always shown respect to sit and talk foolishness. But that’s the nature of the game these days.

Saying steroids change more than physical performance. “Make you more creative and hungry”. Do you know how crazy that sounds? I guess brain damage is real out here.

Saying PED metabolites threw a kick? Come on man. It’s called training and identifying a weakness. So much in fact I told him to his face it was coming and then landed it. That’s called execution.

How about rather than campaigning for GOAT status you get in there and dominate your next fight. I’ve had nothing but respect for you over all these years. Don’t change that now. You’re better than this.


Jones tested positive for Turinabol in relation to his UFC 214 fight against Cormier, his second failed drug test within the promotion (He also failed a drug test at UFC 200). “Bones” avoided the maximum four-year sanction as a second-time offender and instead received a reduced 15-month term. Now, he will be eligible to return on Oct. 28. Jones could potentially jump right back into a title fight, as Cormier expects the UFC will attempt to strip him of the 205-pound belt to book Jones vs. Gustafsson at UFC 232.

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It sucks when you have to hear someone you’ve always shown respect to sit and talk foolishness. But that’s the nature of the game these days. Saying steroids change more than physical performance. “Make you more creative and hungry”. Do you know how crazy that sounds? I guess brain damage is real out here. Saying PED metabolites threw a kick? Come on man. It’s called training and identifying a weakness. So much in fact I told him to his face it was coming and then landed it. That’s called execution. How about rather than campaigning for GOAT status you get in there and dominate your next fight. I’ve had nothing but respect for you over all these years. Don’t change that now. You’re better than this

A post shared by Jon Bones Jones (@jonnybones) on Oct 1, 2018 at 1:33pm PDT

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