Georges St-Pierre denies targeting Jon Jones with PED talk

Former welterweight and middleweight champion Georges ‘Rush’ St-Pierre has achieved pretty much everything that a sport has to offer. However, he has always been humble about his achievements and has said numerous times that he doesn’t consider himself as the GOAT.

However, he has a lot to say about PED users and has said that they should be removed from the GOAT discussion. Georges has always pushed for drug testing in the UFC, even when USADA even partnered with the promotion.

This PED talk of Georges seemed to have triggered Jon Jones as he said implying that Georges must have suffered brain damage.

Now, Georges is clearing up his remarks, saying he was never targeting Jon from the beginning.

“Jon Jones got angry at me, I saw on social media, because of the steroid thing, So my friend showed me the post on Instagram and I didn’t understand. I was not targeting Jon Jones,” Georges said during a recent edition of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show.

“I was not talking about Jones, but then I realized, ‘Shit, Jon Jones win with a head kick against Cormier.’ But I was not targeting him. I was talking about PEDs and remove people when they get caught for PEDs and I said often that everything is different. It’s like, it’s a grey line, it is not black and white. If you look at some guys who have been caught with performance-enhancing drugs, after they get caught, their performance diminishes. They are not the same fighter anymore,” explained Georges.

“But if you look at Jon Jones, Jon Jones has been pretty constant. And he claims that I believe from what I have read on the report, is that one of the substances got tainted. So it’s not that he took it, it just that one of his supplement got tainted,” he added. “So I was not targeting him especially. I have a good relationship with Jon Jones. I trained with him and I felt bad.”

Georges even went on to say that he never meant to attack Jones as he doesn’t kick a man when he is down and he also believes Jon Jones will be back soon.

“I know he had to go through some tough times with USADA and the draw with that. One thing I do not want to do is push a guy down when he’s down and things don’t go well. If I think someone can come back from that and to be champion through those circumstances I think it’s Jon Jones. I think Jon Jones can do it. I think he’s a very talented guy and I think he can do that.”

Jon Jones is scheduled to return at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas against Alexander Gustafsson for the UFC Light Heavyweight title on Dec.29.

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