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Jon Jones Responds To Nate Diaz After Alleged Doping Scandal Ahead Of UFC 244

Jon Jones Responds To Nate Diaz After Alleged Doping Scandal Ahead Of UFC 244

Jon Jones has thrown overwhelming support behind Nate Diaz after the UFC star was hit with a 'doping scandal.'

The UFC superstar, 32, had his second victory over fierce rival Daniel Cormier overturned and was stripped of the Light Heavyweight Championship after testing positive for turinabol.

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And light heavyweight champ Jones shared empathy with Diaz by saying "years of hard work discredited overnight, with one phone call."

'Bones' posted across multiple tweets: "And just like that, years of hard work discredited overnight, with one phone call.

"Not many people in the world know what you're feeling right now, I do. Keep your head up man.

"I knew I was innocent and was willing to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars and countless hours with scientists and lawyers to prove it.

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"I know you feel like someone is setting you up, that's exactly how I felt. At times its [sic] going to feel like a pretty hopeless situation but maybe it's not, you can't just give up and do nothing.

"This is a different type of fight man, you owe it to your fans to fight it."

Jones has faced ongoing questions over alleged substance usage in UFC and maintained his innocence with issues from the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

Diaz, who made his sensational UFC return in August against Anthony Pettis, is scheduled to face Jorge Masvidal in the headline slot for UFC 244.

But the 34-year-old 'Stockton Slugger' dropped a bombshell on Twitter that he could pull out of the event after suggesting that he failed a doping test.

Dustin Poirier has since taken to social media to launch a brutal attack on Diaz by accusing him of pulling out of their fight and casting doubt over the Masvidal clash.

Conor McGregor has also responded to the news from fierce rival Diaz, while Masvidal has defended his upcoming opponent by insisting that he is still "one of the cleanest mofo's [sic]."

Masvidal and Diaz's clash is scheduled to take place on 2nd November for the BMF title.

ESPN's Ariel Helwani claims that Diaz, who has denied any wrongdoings, has not been provisionally suspended.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Nate Diaz, Bones, Jon Jones, Jorge Masvidal, UFC News, MMA News, UFC 244, Stockton Slugger, Gamebred, UFC

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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