The Jon Jones situation is a troubling one. On one hand, you have a guy who had previously tested for anabolic steroids, claiming innocence due to a tainted sexual enhancement drug. He did his time for that one. But after his UFC 214 victory over Daniel Cormier, Jones got busted again. This time, things were a little muddier.
After both his A- and B-samples tested positive for Turinabol, Jones was stripped of the UFC light heavyweight title he took from Cormier via knockout, and their bout was changed to a No Contest. Furthermore, Jones is now currently under investigation, as no one seems to know how or why those tests came back positive.
Jon Jones’ Team Maintains His Innocence, Disputes USADA’s Findings
Of course, Jones’ team remains right behind him and for all it’s worth, they really don’t believe Jones knowingly took performance enhancing drugs. But no one can really come to grasp why Jones would do anything, or possibly take any tainted supplement so close to one of the biggest fights of his life.
One guy who has an interesting theory is UFC color commentator and cage analyst Joe Rogan. The former Fear Factor host has a YouTube podcast called the Joe Rogan Experience, where he invites multiple guest, as well as show regulars to talk about pretty much anything under the sun.
In a recent episode of the JRE, Rogan offered a strange theory on Jon Jones’ failed drug test. Talking to former UFC fighter Brendan Schaub, Rogan sounded off on a crazy, wild but shockingly plausible take on the whole situation.
“You want to know the craziest fucking rumor that I heard? I can’t tell you who told me this. This is the craziest one,” said Rogan. “The stuff that [Jon Jones] tested positive for takes a long time to get out of your system, right? You know where else you find that stuff? You find it in creatine.”
Joe Rogan Continues…
“When they get creatine, sometimes from China, it’s tainted with steroids. They use that creatine to cut cocaine.”
“One of the things they cut some cocaine with is creatine, because it looks like cocaine. So if he was partying: ‘Jon, you want to do a bump, it’s really good stuff’… ‘Hey man, I can’t test positive for anything’… ‘It’s just coke bro, it’s not even cut!”
“He had a birthday about 10 days out from the fight.”
Jon Jones Has Well-Documented Trouble With Cocaine
The former UFC light heavyweight champ has had a well-documented and event-filled history with cocaine. So it’s no secret that he has had trouble with the drug. Which makes Rogan’s theory incredibly believable.
Jones is currently under investigation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency. No one can really offer a viable explanation until now, and it took the wise sage Joe Rogan to be able to put the pieces of this puzzle together.
How true is it though? Perhaps we’ll find out when all this is over. But for now, Jon Jones will have to sit on the sidelines as USADA tries to find out everything they can about his latest infraction.