Last week, in the midst of all the Mayweather vs. McGregor talk, news broke that new UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had failed a drug test which was administered prior to his fight with Daniel Cormier last month. Jones tested positive for an anabolic steroid.
While speaking publicly about Jones’ failure for the first time since the news broke, Daniel Cormier told MMA Fighting that he “felt sick” after he heard the news.
“It takes time to get through something like [UFC 214]. I’ve experienced it. I’ve experienced it at a high level with the Olympics and the Jones fights and the NCAA finals. It takes time to get over these things, and when you start to come around, the last thing you want to do is be sucked back into the situation that you’re trying to overcome. So it was tough. It took a day. I felt sick.
“We got to Disney Aulani (on vacation) and it was time to check in, and I had to go to my room and lay down, just because my head was spinning. Because you just don’t really know how to take news like that.”