Yuri Simoes Addresses Avoiding PED Testing after Being Called out by Craig Jones.

Yuri Simoes Addresses Avoiding PED Testing after Being Called out by Craig Jones.

Craig Jones had never been shy to share his opinion, or knowledge, of certain things…
And he recently revealed that Yuri Simoes refused to test for PEDs at a grappling tournament in 2019.

Jones says that Simoes “started it first”, when he commented on one of his posts:

He’s not joking tho, he’s just pretending it is a joke, and everyone believes in his BS.


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So, Jones responded in kind with another post:

This is a story from back in 2019, when I used to work with the FEDS, I got wind through the pipelines that there has been a randomly drug tested event of grappling, in the great state of California.
I looked into this. I looked into, oh, whose jurisdiction would that fall under. And I found out the California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Federation.

And I thought, let me check the profiles of the athletes in this event… And I found Mr Yuri Simoes’ profile on there, amongst others.
And it had this thing on it, called “suspended”. And I thought – what could possibly be the reason an athlete could be suspended on this website?

He proceeded to contact the organizers:

So I go bang, shoot them an email and I say: “Hey, I have some questions. Isn’t this public information?”

Eventually they got back to me and said: “Yes, Craig, this is public information. Yuri Simoes, after the event, refused to take the drug test.”


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Simoes addressed Jones’ assertions, seeking to validate his behavior. He detailed that prior to the Combat Jiu-Jitsu event, he pursued elucidation from Eddie (presumably Eddie Bravo) concerning the screening, expressing worries about screening positive for cannabis. Simoes maintained that he wanted to circumvent needless controversies.

“Once again, he’s just making s**t up, like he did a few weeks ago on his podcast talking some lies about people from other team wearing b team rash guards on my class.
Before the event started (Combat JJ), they came to do a dr*g test, and I asked Eddie if it was only for PEDs. He said he didn’t know, and I said “I don’t want to test dirty for weed, and everyone blows it out of proportion; please find out.” He said as the event was starting, that it was not for weed. After I won the combat jiu-jitsu title, I looked for the CAMO guy to test and found out he had left. I didn’t run. I later found out I was suspended from CAMO.” “@craigjonesbjj Not only are you
s**ty in jiu-jitsu and a forever SECOND PLACE you are also a s**tty detective. Remember, this is all fun and games till it isn’t”