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Daniel Cormier Says Jon Jones’ Failed Drug Test is a ‘Death Sentence’

September 13, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Daniel Cormier said on Wednesday’s UFC Tonight that Jon Jones’ failed drug test is a “death sentence” that he has to fight. Cormier discussed Jones positive “B” sample on the show and his thoughts around it. The highlights are below:

On his reaction to Jones’ failed drug test: “I think it’s crazy. It’s one of the craziest things.”

On USADA saying Jones is owed the due process: “USADA is being very straight line, saying ‘due process.’ But the reality is you can’t fail a drug test. 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.”

On Jones’ defense plans regarding his potential four-year plan: “He has to fight this. This is a death sentence. If this does what it says it can be, it’s a death sentence.”

On whether Jones deserves the benefit of the doubt: “This is a very expensive drug, something that could not be easily found in a supplement. 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.”