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PizDoff
1/06/2015 6:28pm,
UFC Champion Jon Jones Tests Positive for Cocaine Metabolites, Checks Into Rehab


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Jon Jones' taunt post-bell at UFC 182

Jon Jones' positive result comes from a test on Dec. 4, 2014. He tested positive for benzoylecgonine, the main metabolite in cocaine.

Jones released a statement to Yahoo Sports through his attorney acknowledging his problem.

"With the support of my family, I have entered into a drug treatment facility. I want to apologize to my fiancée, my children, as well as my mother, father, and brothers for the mistake that I made. I also want to apologize to the UFC, my coaches, my sponsors and equally important to my fans. I am taking this treatment program very seriously. Therefore, at this time my family and I would appreciate privacy."




STATEMENT FROM THE UFC:

“We support UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ decision to enter a drug treatment facility to address his recent issue. While we are disappointed in the failed test, we applaud him for making this decision to enter a drug treatment facility. Jon is a strong, courageous fighter inside the Octagon, and we expect him to fight this issue with the same poise and diligence. We commend him on his decision, and look forward to him emerging from this program a better man as a result.”



STATEMENT FROM DANA WHITE, UFC PRESIDENT

“I am proud of Jon Jones for making the decision to enter a drug treatment facility. I’m confident that he’ll emerge from this program like the champion he truly is.”


According to Wikipedia Jon Jones is "Jones is a professed Christian, and has "Philippians 4:13" tattooed on the right side of his chest."
What do you guys think?

BKR
1/06/2015 7:25pm,
Did he use it as a performance enhancer while fighting ?

-TANK-
1/06/2015 8:07pm,
Wishing only the best for Jon, hoping he gets by this and moves on.

cualltaigh
1/06/2015 8:48pm,
Did he use it as a performance enhancer while fighting ?

No, it's from a random test earlier in December. His fight test was clean apparently.

Drunken Soim
1/06/2015 10:15pm,
And I was wishing for another match between Cormier and him. It's a pity.

I read that, after learning about it, Cormier wished him well:


"I am aware of Jon's test, and if there is anything to say it is this: there are a lot of people you impact, so please let's get it together. Good luck on your rehab!"

Found it here: http://www.mmafighting.com/2015/1/6/7505453/daniel-cormier-comments-on-jon-jones-testing-positive-for-cocaine

Hadzu
1/06/2015 10:17pm,
http://mmajunkie.com/2015/01/daniel-cormier-on-champ-jon-jones-failed-drug-test-its-more-sad-than-anything

DC's response to the incident, being much more mature about the situation than he could've been. Here's a guy that may actually be a decent person.

Hadzu
1/06/2015 10:17pm,
http://mmajunkie.com/2015/01/daniel-cormier-on-champ-jon-jones-failed-drug-test-its-more-sad-than-anything

DC's response to the incident, being much more mature about the situation than he could've been. Here's a guy that may actually be a decent person.

Damn it, got beaten to the punch!

Devil
1/06/2015 10:25pm,
Can drug tests distinguish between different types of cocaine? Because I so want the UFC LHW champ to be a crackhead. Please, please let him be a crackhead.

"You know, Joe Rogan, this is not the first time I've tasted penis. I've had several! In my line of work, you taste penises all the time!"

Mr. Machette
1/06/2015 10:35pm,
Coke only stays in your system for @ 72 hours. Pretty easy to clean up before a scheduled test.

This also means that he likely parties regularly as a randomly timed test just happened to fall within at least a day or two of his most recent bump.

Shawarma
1/07/2015 4:50am,
Is this grounds for stripping him of his title? Not that it would actually HAPPEN to somebody of Jones' stature, but would it be justified?

BKR
1/07/2015 12:00pm,
No, it's from a random test earlier in December. His fight test was clean apparently.

Thanks for the info. At least he wasn't getting coked up to help fighting. Training though might be another issue.

Good luck to him, I hope he can clean up and stay that way.

BKR
1/07/2015 12:02pm,
Is this grounds for stripping him of his title? Not that it would actually HAPPEN to somebody of Jones' stature, but would it be justified?

I would think it depends on the rules the UFC has regarding testing positive for in this case illegal drugs. Timing of use versus competition might be an issue.

Permalost
1/07/2015 12:30pm,
A celebrity with cocaine in their system? I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S REAL ANYMORE!!!

ghost55
1/07/2015 3:02pm,
Dana White's statement is funny because he seems like the type of person that inhales more cocaine then air.

Bneterasedmynam
1/09/2015 12:42pm,
Well at least it wasn't roids. I doubt he will receive any backlash from the UFC considering that Dana Whites mouth is firmly attached to Jones dick.

BKR
1/09/2015 1:53pm,
Well at least it wasn't roids. I doubt he will receive any backlash from the UFC considering that Dana Whites mouth is firmly attached to Jones dick.

Sucking and swallowing money...