5. Testing Positive For Cocaine Metabolites
While some athletes have tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs (which Jones obviously did twice as well), a positive test for cocaine is another beast entirely.
The hard-partying Jones ran into trouble after UFC 182, the event where he first fought and beat Daniel Cormier.
Jones has since made light of the issue, as he never got in trouble because it technically wasn’t banned ‘in-competition;’ however, the damage that was done to his reputation was immeasurable.
It showed that he could not be trusted to pass a drug test when he knows it’s a part of the job, a brand of arrogance that cost him fans and fights.
When your champion and biggest star can’t pass a drug test, and especially for a party drug like cocaine that is out of your system extremely quickly, it simply doesn’t bode well for his future as a professional fighter.