The newly re-crowned UFC light-heavyweight champion isn’t very hopeful about Jon Jones’ future in MMA…

Having failed yet another drug test at UFC 214, Jon Jones is at the center of the storm again. Not hurricane Irma, rather a sh*t storm headed by USADA and made worse by Jones’ past.

Turinabol was the substance found in Jones’ system the day before UFC 214. Feeling like you’ve heard this all before? That’s because Jones popped positive before UFC 200 for estrogen blockers, and before UFC 182 for cocaine (out of competition).

Turinabol is far more serious, though, and also expensive and hard to find. For Jones, this could be the end of a career in the fighting world. The California State Athletic Commission has since overturned Jones’ knockout win over Daniel Cormier to a no-contest.

Once again re-instated as the light-heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier says Jon Jones should know better.

Continue to read Cormier’s comments below…

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DC’s Thoughts on The Jones Scandal

Speaking with Kenny Florian on UFC Tonight, Cormier voices his disappointment over the Jones situation:

“USADA is being very straight line, saying ‘due process.’ But the reality is you can’t fail a drug test,” Cormier said. “You can pass a hundred tests; you cannot fail one. And they’re saying we have to wait for the due process, but what are we waiting for? … You cannot test positive for performance-enhancing drugs. It’s unfair. I’m very upset about it.”

“He has to fight this. This is a death sentence. If this does what it says it can be, it’s a death sentence.”

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July 29, 2017; Anaheim, CA, USA; Jon Jones moves in with a kick as Daniel Cormier defends during UFC 214 at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

“People will say stuff like, well you got handed the belt,” Cormier said. “He cheated and the reality is for me to say, ‘I don’t want this title,’ when I was gonna be in a championship fight anyway, financially it’s just a big difference if I don’t fight as the champion as opposed to fighting for the title.

“He disqualified himself for taking a steroid before the fight, so it didn’t happen,” Cormier said. “So now I get the belt back, which is the right thing to do. And I’m not only saying that because it’s me. It’s the right thing to do. You don’t cheat the sport, you don’t cheat the fans, you don’t cheat me. You have all the physical advantages, sir. You’re 30 years old, you’re 6-4, you’ve got an 85-inch reach. I’m 38 years old. I would love to take stuff and not have to wake up every morning and walk down my stairs sideways.”

“This is a very expensive drug, something that could not be easily found in a supplement,” Cormier said. “I’ve been in the USADA program for 12 years. I’ve never had these issues. If it was a mistake the first time, you’ve got to be more careful. Especially with all the scrutiny that was on him coming back from a suspension, you’ve got to be cautious and careful. To expect people to understand anymore is just ridiculous.”

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“If it’s a no contest, then the fight didn’t happen,” Cormier said. “[White] said, ‘If one of you guys would have missed weight, he would have won the fight, but you still would have kept the belt. Because of that, the championship is getting returned to you.’ The fight is a no contest. If he cheated, he could not have fought and cheated and still won the fight.

“Once again, I’m the UFC champion. We had one of the biggest fights of the year,” Cormier said. “Once again, this guy has made a mockery of the sport.”

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