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Ortiz Calls Jon Jones “Stupid”

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Tito Ortiz at Bellator 131 Open Workouts in San Diego, CA November 12th 2014. Photo credit: Luca Rajabi for SciFighting, LLC.

UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was removed from a unification fight with division champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 when he tested positive for two estrogen blockers. The drugs could be used after a cycle of anabolic steroids to suppress unwanted side effects. However, there are multiple indications that the test failure was due to generic Cialis.

Jones tested positive for Hydroxy-clomiphene, an anti-estrogenic agent, and Letrozole metabolite, an aromatase inhibitor. USADA categorizes these as “specified substances” due to the greater likelihood of a “credible non-doping explanation” for a test failure. The penalty for knowingly taking a PED for the first time is a two-year suspension. The penalty for testing positive for a “specified substance” ranges from a public warning to a maximum one-year suspension.

However, UFC Hall of Famer and current top Bellator MMA contender Tito Ortiz spoke recently with Chisanga Malata for England’s Daily Star and said the test failure was devastating to Jones’ legacy.

“Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, he had an opportunity to be one of the greatest ever and he’ll never be able to do that again – ever,” said Ortiz. “How stupid is this man? I just can’t perceive it, I don’t even understand it.

“Through my long career of 19 years, I’ve never put the idea of using any type PEDS or anything like that. I’ve always been against it.

“When I fought against Forest Griffin, he had the exemption to use testosterone. And when I found out two days before the fight, I was like, ‘what the f*** are you guys doing here man?’

“And all the other guys are getting popped. They look for easy way outs. Easy way outs is not good.

“Three times and you strike out, this is as close to baseball as you’re going to get. You don’t do the things he did and get away with it.

“It makes me scratch my head because Jon Jones is actually a good guy. He just makes bad decisions I guess.

“And he’s going to pay for those decisions, that’s the way life is – you pay for the mistakes you make.”

The Nevada State Athletic Commission holds a disciplinary hearing on  Jones’ doping violating on October 10.

 

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.