With just under three month left on his suspension, Jon “Bones” Jones is in the headlines again. Nine months after their bout was being dropped from the UFC 200 card, it looks like Jones will most likely face Daniel Cormier for the Light Heavyweight title.
In July of 2016, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspended Jones from the UFC after he tested positive for clomiphene, an estrogen blocker. While estrogen blockers aren’t themselves a performance enhancing drug, they’re often used in conjunction with steroids to combat negative side-effects. Jones claims the failed test was caused by an off-brand Cialis pill he took that might have been manufactured in a factory that produces clomiphene. On The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Jones stated that he likes to take erectile dysfunction pills because “it’s a good time”.
“Steroids didn’t give me the [belief] that I am the baddest fm on this planet. It didn’t give me the heart to pull off victories in the last minutes of championship fights. Steroids will never give you a high IQ of the game. It won’t increase your awareness or your timing. It won’t make you more technical. It didn’t give me the idea to set my mind to a goal, to follow my dreams and bust my ass every day in the gym. I know that I’ve earned every inch of my success, every match ever won.”