clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Donald Cerrone: If Jon Jones ‘wants to do drugs and still kick ass, you go ahead baby’

Jon Jones’ teammate Donald Cerrone believes the former champ should do whatever he wants if he can still beat everyone.

UFC 202: Story v Cerrone Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is scheduled to meet Daniel Cormier in a much-anticipated rematch at UFC 214. Jones won the first bout but has had plenty of troubles outside the cage since then, which allowed Cormier to claim the title and defend it twice. Jones will look to get in back in July, but Cormier’s comments about Jones’ drug use continue to get press as Jones waits out the last months of his suspension.

Enter Donald Cerrone. A teammate of Jones at JacksonWink and well-known as a free thinker, Cowboy was asked about Jones by TMZ Sports, and gave a very Cerrone-like answer. Is Jones sober, and how does he look?

“I don’t know. He looks good. Yeah he’s training hard, he’s in the gym. F—k, I dunno. If Jon wants to do drugs and still kick ass, you go ahead baby. Do your thing.”

He doesn’t think Cormier is crossing the line by bringing it up continually though, believing it’s just a part of mental warfare:

“Naw, he’s just trying to get Jon fired up. But a pissed off Jon is bad, man.”

Cerrone faces off with former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 213, three weeks before the Cormier/Jones rematch. The bout is one that fans are very much looking forward to due to the violent nature of both combatants. When asked about it, Cerrone summed it up well:

“It’s gonna be the fights of fights, man. We don’t even need to try to sell it, this is the fight. If you’re not a UFC fan, you will be after this one. If you are a UFC fan...f—k, this is the one you’ve been waiting on.”


“One of us is knocking the other’s head off, for damn sure.”

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Bloody Elbow Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your MMA and UFC news from Bloody Elbow