In a recent interview with MMA Fighting, UFC welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre gave his candid thoughts about former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
St-Pierre expressed Jones should not be considered as one of MMA’s greatest of all time debate, based on his track record of failing previous drug tests.
“Just look at the difference with some of the — I’m not saying any names, because I don’t want to attack an individual, I want to change the system — just look at the difference with some people,” he said. “Look, I remember there was a fight between two opponents, and one guy said, ‘Oh, it’s not the performance-enhancing [drugs] that threw the kick. It’s me.’ Actually, it’s not true. That’s the performance-enhancing drugs that threw the kick, because you wouldn’t have thrown the kick [like that] if you would have not taken them. You know what I mean? So to give you an example, it makes you more creative, it makes you more hungry. It changes the physique.
“Also, not only the physique, it changes the mind of the person. So with people, they think it’s only affecting strength and conditioning and stuff like that. No, it doesn’t. It’s not only recuperation — it changes the person entirely. It makes him a better athlete. And yes, I think they should be removed from the [GOAT discussion].
Shortly thereafter, Jones responded to St-Pierre’s comments on his Instagram and didn’t seem to take kindly about the Canadian’s remarks about him.
It sucks when you have to hear someone you’ve always shown respect to sit and talk foolishness. But that’s the nature of the game these days.
Saying steroids change more than physical performance. “Make you more creative and hungry”. Do you know how crazy that sounds? I guess brain damage is real out here.
Saying PED metabolites threw a kick? Come on man. It’s called training and identifying a weakness. So much in fact I told him to his face it was coming and then landed it. That’s called execution.
How about rather than campaigning for GOAT status you get in there and dominate your next fight. I’ve had nothing but respect for you over all these years. Don’t change that now. You’re better than this – Jon Jones responding to Georges St-Pierre on Instagram.
What do you make of this heated verbal confrontation between St-Pierre and Jones?