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Official statements from the UFC, Dana White, and Daniel Cormier have been added to end of this post.
Yes, you read that headline correctly. Just days after cementing his G.O.A.T status via a dominant five-round decision over rival Daniel Cormier at UFC 182, Jon Jones has announced that he will be entering a drug treatment facility.
Why? Because, and you’re going to find this hilarious if we know your sense of humor, he actually tested positive for benzoylecgonine, the main metabolite in cocaine, in a random drug test administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on December 4th.
Jones released a statement to Yahoo Sports earlier this evening, which can be found below.
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.
Now, you’re probably asking yourself things like, “What’s Jones’ punishment going to be?” and “Did the NSAC know that his test result was positive prior to UFC 182?” The answers are actually quite simple…