Jon Jones now knows all about rebuilding an image after a failed drug test, so it’s no surprise that he’s sticking up for his longtime friend Anderson Silva.
“When you go through a situation like he’s gone through, there’s a lot of medical people that are gonna advise you to do this or that to heal yourself,” Jones said. “I’ll never look at Anderson as a cheater. What he’s been able to accomplish throughout his career is just unbelievable. He’s still a guy I admire and look up to tremendously and I’m pulling for him to just get through all this and continue being the champion that he’s been.”
Jones seems to be giving his pal Anderson Silva the benefit of the doubt.
“I’ve never been a guy to condone steroids,” Jones said. “I’ve had my own personal issues, but I do not condone steroids. I don’t really know the whole situation. I don’t believe he’s been doing it his whole career.”
Drug offenders have been getting a bit of a pass lately because the UFC isn’t quite sure what to do with them, but if huge stars keep getting busted the organisation will have to finally face the problem head on.