UFC Champ, Jon Jones Tests Positive for Cocaine, Will Enter Rehab

Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director, Bob Bennett has confirmed that UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones has failed a drug test prior to last weekend’s UFC 182 event due to benzoylecgonine, the primary metabolite of cocaine.

Bennett, said:

“At this point and time, Jones checked himself into a rehab center, and we’ll cross that bridge when he get to it.”

The UFC issued the following statement:

“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.”

UFC president, Dana White, had this to say:

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

Jones released the statement to Yahoo Sports through his attorney:

“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.”

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