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Jon Jones admits mistake in accusing Chael Sonnen of steroid abuse

Chael Sonnen - MMAWEEKLYUFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones turned heads earlier this week when he took trash-talk a step further by labeling future foe Chael Sonnen as a longtime cheat. Specifically, Jones said Sonnen’s use of testosterone replacement therapy was a result of abusing steroids earlier in his career, adding that relying on such substances was indicative of Sonnen lacking the “heart and attitude of a champion”.

Of course, Sonnen has never actually been linked to steroids though he was suspended a few years ago for an unnaturally high level of testosterone. Still, Jones has realized in retrospect his comments were inappropriate and lacked any real evidence to support his bold claim.

“I had no right to accuse Chael of being a career-long steroid user (and) I apologize,” wrote Jones today on Twitter, joking, “See what had happened was…”

Jones and Sonnen are scheduled to square off in a little more than a week at UFC 159. “Bones” will look to successfully defend his title for the fifth time in the fight, while Sonnen is making a return to 205 pounds after an extended run as a middleweight.

The full interview with Jones featuring his controversial comments can be seen below:

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4 COMMENTS
  • AlphaOmega says:

    I still say Dana is pissed because this was suppose to be massive hype like the Silva/Chael fight, and the only trash talk really has came from Jones, who then goes and backs out of it

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    Im not to intrested in this fight. More intrested in who jones will fight next.

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  • Screenplaya says:

    After Chael re-assembles his face following the fight, I want him to call out GSP. I want him to lure Georges up to 185. After GSP grounds Chael into a fine dust, then we get GSP/Silva.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    It’s hard to get too excited for a fight where the outcome is not in doubt, with a challenger plucked from a lower division (and coming off a loss) to fight the guy who’s already established himself as the best ever in his weight class. It’s a glorified exhibition match.

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