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Michael Bisping Says Jon Jones Should Be Banned Permanently From UFC

Michael Bisping Says Jon Jones Should Be Banned Permanently From UFC
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Michael Bisping doesn't tolerate performance-enhancing drug use in MMA.

Speaking with SI Now earlier this week, Bisping discussed UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and his latest run-in with USADA. Following his July 29 victory at UFC 214 over former champion Daniel Cormier, Jones was flagged by the anti-doping agency, testing positive for the anabolic steroid Turinabol during an in-competition drug test administered July 28.

On Tuesday, USADA confirmed that Jones' "B" sample also tested positive.

To Bisping, this is simply unacceptable, and it has no place in MMA.

"I believe so. I believe so," Bisping told USA Today when asked if Jones should be banned permanently. "If you have a history of taking performance-enhancing drugs, I think there's no place for it. This is a vicious sport. It's not for everybody. We're not trying to put a ball into a basket. We're trying to, you know, you can dress it up however you want, but we're trying to beat our opponents either into submission or knock them out.

"Performance-enhancing drugs have no place in this sport."


Watch the full video from SI Now below:





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