UFC 239: Thiago Santos Believes Jon Jones Will Always be Remembered as a “Roider”
By FCF Staff
Thiago Santos says he doesn’t care about Jon Jones’ scandals and the USADA flags he’s been handed. But, the light-heavyweight challenger believes the champion will always be remembered for them.
Santos is scheduled to face Jones at UFC 239, July 6th. While speaking to Combate recently, the Brazilian was asked to comment on the controversies Jones is known for, and Santos said this (quote via Bloody Elbow):
“I’m not bothered by it (the controversy around Jones),” Santos said. “It’s karma, he’ll have to live with it. He will be remembered as a roider, a guy who drives while drunk. That’s his business. I have to be remembered for not doing those things. It’s his life. If that’s how he wants to live his life, that’s his problem. It doesn’t bother me. It’s like I said, you can’t argue about his talent inside the Octagon, but outside of it, unfortunately he’s not a good role model. That’s what I think.”
Jones (24-1), who has denied ever knowingly taking performance-enhancing drugs, is coming off a decision win over Anthony Smith in March. Santos (21-6), meanwhile, stopped Jan Blachowicz in his last fight, which took place in February.