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Luke Rockhold on Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones needing to be suspended for longer by USADA

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Luke Rockhold has made his feelings known about Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones.

Jones continues to catch heat from one fighter over his latest failed drug test. It’s been documented that Jon Jones failed an in-competition drug test at UFC 214.

Due to that failed drug test, Jones has been provisionally suspended by USADA pending a full investigation by the CAC (California Athletic Commission).

Jones defeated his arch-rival Daniel Cormier by third-round TKO in the main event of UFC 214 on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California on PPV (pay-per-view) to regain the title. Jones tested positive for Turinabol.

Despite his success in the sport, he has had a long string of incidents that not only cost him money but opportunities to build his legacy.

Make no mistake about it, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time, Jones was ranked number one in the world during his championship reign and currently has the longest active winning streak in the UFC.

Jones has been stripped of three different UFC belts (also a record) and failed multiple drug tests by USADA to go along with myriad legal troubles outside of the cage.

He’s a two-time light heavyweight champion and the youngest fighter to ever hoist UFC gold. His first run as a UFC champion featured eight title defenses, tied for third-most of all time.

UFC President Dana White has written Jones off in the past by going on record that he would “never take the risk of headlining a show with Jon Jones again” after the fiasco Jones caused at UFC 200 by being forced off the card just days beforehand.

However, he booked Jones in the main event of UFC 214. In the past, UFC health and performance vice president Jeff Novitzky has gone on record by stating that Jones’ latest case is still being investigated.

Earlier this year, the CSAC revoked Jones’ MMA license and fined him $205,000 at the hearing that would determine Jones’ fate as a result of this drug test and now he’s waiting for a hearing with USADA that could have him suspended to up to four-years.

After his fight with hard-hitting Mark Hunt in a heavyweight bout at UFC 200 in July of 2016, which Lesnar won by decision, it was announced that he tested positive for anti-estrogen drugs called clomiphene and hydroxy-clomiphene from his samples that were collected in the weeks leading up to the fight.

As a result, the Nevada State Athletic Commission gave Lesnar a fine of $250k of his disclosed $2.5 million purse and a one-year suspension.

Now, his time with the WWE is coming to an end and now is back in the pool for USADA to be tested as he’s slated to challenge Daniel Cormier for the UFC heavyweight title in January.

Rockhold stated in a recent interview with MMAJunkie that he believes MMA is starting to become a joke.

“This sport is starting to get a little jokey,” Rockhold said. “I’m just sick of watching Brock, watching Jon when you get down to real business, these guys should be suspended for a long time. People are learning how to cheat the system. USADA is owned by the UFC.”

“I like fighting clean. I’ve always fought clean, and I want to fight clean people. I want to fight fair. I want a fair playing field. USADA’s got to step their game up and be what they were in the beginning. In the beginning, it seemed like they were doing their job. Now it seems like they’re owned. It’s sad to see, but hopefully it can correct itself and we can get on the right path. I’m sick of it all, but I love it all at the same time.”

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