Opinions have ranged across the board ever since it was revealed that Jon Jones tested positive for cocaine in early December. There are many people condemning the UFC light heavyweight champion and many people supporting him.
Perhaps the most scrutinized party involved in the whole situation, however, is the Nevada Athletic Commission.
Count Wanderlei Silva among the many people showing their support for Jones, while also heavily criticizing the commission for its handling of the entire situation. He, in fact, condemns the commission.
In a video he released on Friday, Silva said to Jones, “You will step out of this and use this as a lesson for many people who have the same problem.”
Shortly after voicing his support for Jones, Silva blasted the Nevada Athletic Commission, who recently issued him a ban from the sport for having avoided a random drug test.
“(The Nevada Commission) it’s a commission that doesn’t follow protocols or laws,” he ranted. “How do you punish one and not the other? How do you ban one and not the other?
“Instead of regulating it, you are damaging the sport.”
Check out what else Silva had to say about Jones, the Nevada Commission, and even the recent UFC signing of CM Punk…