Thanks to an incredible transformation and this video of him deadlifting 600 pounds, critics have accused Jon “Bones” Jones of using steroids. However, the UFC fighter dismisses the notion and even embraces the accusations as a compliment.
Jones recently unveiled a before-and-after shot of his body, and he has made some serious, serious gains. The unbelievable transformation has made some fans question if the 28-year-old fighter has been using performance-enhancing drugs.
Jones claps back at naysayers in the video by saying:
600lb rack pull Pulling it off the ground in two weeks #Mission600 @mr_nfp #TeamGat #GAINS The fact that people are accusing me of doing steroids makes me feel amazing it’s actually a huge compliment to my trainers and I would never in 1 million years.. #Hardwork #Dedication Send the #athleticcommission #thuglife
Jones said that he will be fighting on April 23. It turns out that April 23 is the date the UFC has announced a pay-per-view event at New York’s Madison Square Garden, but first the sport of MMA must be legalized in the state first, and that has been an ongoing battle for years. Jones, a New York native, would likely take on Daniel Cormier in a light heavyweight title bout at what would likely be UFC 198.
Jones was suspended and stripped of his title in April for his involvement in an alleged hit-and-run incident, but was reinstated by the UFC in late October.
It’s crazy how the shittiest situations can bring out the best in a person. Never give up. Show yourself what you are made out of.
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) November 18, 2015