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Michael Bisping: Jon Jones Deserves Lifetime Ban From MMA

September 13, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka
Michael Bisping

– UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping recently spoke with SI.Now about Jon Jones’ most recent drug test failure, and didn’t hold back…

On Jones Tarnishing His Legacy: “I think it’s fair to say that he has definitely tarnished his legacy. I think he will always be remembered for the stunning performances that he put on. When he first broke into the UFC, he was incredible – absolutely unstoppable. Yes, outside of the octagon he’s made some very, very bad decisions. And unfortunately this is one that isn’t going to go away for a long time.”

Does Jones Deserve a Lifetime Ban?: “I believe so,” Bisping said. “If you have a history of taking performance-enhancing drugs, there’s no place for it. This is a vicious sport. It’s not for everybody. We’re not trying to put a ball into a basket. We’re trying to — you can dress it up however you want — we’re trying to beat our opponents, either into submission or knock them out. Performance-enhancing drugs have no place in this sport.”