Tuesday , July 27 2021

Are the metabolites part of the deal now with John Jones?

Of all the things that happened during the news and controversy over the UFC 232 John Deere fight, the one thing that continues to frustrate UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Kormier is metabolites.

That is, metabolites that can or can not be in Jones (23-1 MMA, 17-1 UFC) system forever.

Cormier (23-1 MMA, 17-1 UFC) is struggling to understand how recently the newly-coached heavyweight champion can simply be allowed to continue his career, given the fluctuating levels of oral tubular tuberculosis metabolites that may remain in his body forever.

"I am in these situations, trying to be logical and I do not think most people in MMA are," he told MMAjunkie Radio. "That's the problem. (Metabolites) should be long-lasting or whatever. So, should I believe that every time I have to do this-that it is only allowed to have this in my body now? I do not understand whether is only part of the deal now.When you fight with John Jones, you know that there will be an unusual test, and you just have to be okay with it, because it's just there? It's hard to imagine my mind about it .

"These are the types of things I have problems with when I think logically as adults, it just does not look fair because, even if it's a long-standing thing that proves itself, it's still unfair. I do not understand it, and I do not get that. "

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Jones stubbornly denied knowingly taking the amplifiers of performance and said he was justified by the UFC anti-doping administrator, U. S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Following the discovery of traces of the oral metabolite M3 on three occasions between August and December, USADA ruled that the metabolites were the remainder of the UFC 214 drug test, resulting in a suspension of 15 months for Jones. The agency is forbidden to submit fighters for "double risk" and attracted by experts who say that the pulsating effect that induced metabolites to emerge and disappear in the Jones system does not improve in performance.

UFC VP to health and performance of athletes Jeff Nowitzki recently told a video podcast "JRE MMA" that higher jumps in metabolic levels could cause more severe consequences for Jones. But he added that he would be "categorically unfair" to deny the 31-year-old fighter to compete.

Meanwhile, Kormier finds it the opposite way.

This past week, Jones took Alexander Gustafson into a pay-per-view event moved to California, when the State Athletic Committee Nevada could not convene early enough fast to license Jones. After three rounds, the two-time champion was delivered by Gustafsson (18-5 MMA, 10-5 UFC) to win the UFC Heavyweight title, which was seized from the Cormier Camp with two divisions.

Predictably, Cormier was not impressed by Jones' victory and attributed to improving performance. Nothing changed in relation to his opinion of that struggle.

"I was honest," he said about his comments on social media. "I still believe in that. Hey, for over 40 years, I can no longer surpass people. But if you give me seven yards, I tell you, I will win you."

Kormier is now fighting against former champion Brock Lesnar to defend his heavyweight belt. If Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) is not cleared to fight for any reason, the battle with former champion Stipe Miocic (18-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) is his help.

Kormier, who said he could postpone retirement if injuries did not accelerate his exit, welcomed the fight with Jones on Twitter after the UFC 232. But he also said the champion must be clean.

To fully cover the UFC 232, check the UFC event section of the page.

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