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Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013

After Downplaying Talking “Trash”, Jon Jones Accuses Chael Sonnen Of “Doing Steroids His Entire Career”

Jones (photo via FUEL TV/ UFC)

By FCF Staff

As UFC 159 approaches Jon Jones has been downplaying the need to “trash talk”, however, in Tuesday’s edition of the “UFC Tonight” program, the promotion’s light-heavyweight champ accused Chael Sonnen of using steroids.

When asked to clarify a recent comment where he said Sonnen did not possess a “championship soul”, Jones responded by saying:

“Chael Sonnen is a guy who people know he’s done steroids throughout his career. It’s probably the reason why his testosterone is low now. I don’t think that’s the heart or an attitude of a champion. That’s what I meant when I said he lacks a championship soul.”

Sonnen has never tested positive for steroid use, however, following his loss to Anderson Silva in 2010, the renowned wrestler tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone. Sonnen appealed the suspension citing his medically prescribed use of testosterone replacement therapy, and his sentence was reduced. The former middleweight contender has since received an exemption for the treatments.

Jones and Sonnen will square off in the main event of UFC 159, which will take place April 27th in Newark, New Jersey.



posted by FCF Staff @ 1:48 pm
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