Luke Rockhold was recently on the MMA Hour, where he talked about Jon Jones fighting Anthony Smith at UFC 235. The fight was the second for Jones after making his return to the Octagon after suspension, and he was able to successfully defend his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. However, many people noted that the fight went on longer than they had been expecting.
Rockhold added to this, by saying that the fight had been ‘boring’ and had not been able to capture his imagination.
As if that was not enough, he also suggested that the reason Jones had taken so much punishment from Anthony Smith, was because Jones was ‘down to his last picogram’, referring to Jones’ tests returning positive.
“I think it was a weird fight for Jon. Maybe he’s down to his last picogram! Doesn’t have it like he used to. I don’t know, Jon didn’t really try to fight. It’s hard to say, it was a very awkward fight. I didn’t really pay attention at all.”
The fight was more competitive from Anthony Smith’s side than most people had been expecting, and now Jones is set to take on his next opponent in Thiago Santos at UFC 239. It will be interesting to see how he reacts to Rockhold’s comments.