On Friday, Daniel Cormier, who is now the UFC light heavyweight champion, took to his Instagram page to comment on the Jon Jones situation.
Cormier asked MMA fans to lay off Jon Jones, as he urged them to show compassion for the ex-light heavyweight champion.
“I call upon you to take a breathe, lay off of Jones,” Cormier wrote. “Let him and his team figure out what’s going on and what happened. I was down and some may have kicked me but the majority of you showed compassion and love. After the fight Jones showed compassion, regardless of what has happened as humans we must show compassion. Jon is not on this ride alone, remember this man has a family. Let’s respect that. You don’t show ur support for me by hurting others.”
On Thursday, Jones sent out a tweet where he swore on his children and his heavenly father that he’s never taken steroids. His team has echoed that statement, claiming that Jones did not knowingly take any PEDs.
Dude the truth is I would never do steroids, I put that on my children and I put that on my Heavenly Father https://t.co/i8EEbrQU5x
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) September 14, 2017