An MMA Thanksgiving: 2017 All-Turkey Team

2017 All-Turkey Team

By Staff Nov 23, 2017

’Tis that time of year again, folks. While most Americans are sitting around stuffing their faces with turkey and mashed potatoes and mellowing out to some tryptophan, the staff at has compiled its All-Turkey Team for 2017.

In the past, mixed martial arts has provided us with quite a few questionable characters, and this year has been no different. The latest group of offenders -- or members -- delivered what might have been the most eclectic rap sheet yet.


Jon Jones

Some people cannot get out of their own way, and Jones’ out-of-competition indiscretions continue to overshadow his brilliance inside the cage. Jones appeared to be on the right track at UFC 214 on July 29, when he felled archrival Daniel Cormier with a third-round head kick and follow-up punches to reclaim the undisputed Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight title at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Not all was as it seemed, it appears. The United States Anti-Doping Agency on Aug. 22 announced that Jones had been placed on a provisional suspension after he was flagged for a possible doping violation; his “A” sample allegedly tested positive for the performance-enhancer Turinabol. A little less than a month later, Jones’ “B” sample confirmed the positive test. The result of the bout was changed to a no-contest, and the UFC light heavyweight crown was stripped from his possession and returned to Cormier. Jones, 30, now faces the possibility of a four-year suspension.

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