UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ drug test failure was possibly the most unexpected news ever. The undisputed king of the 205-pound division has never had the cleanest image in all combat sports, but there can’t have been many people thinking that a drug test failure was on the horizon.
UFC 182 competitor and serious nemesis Daniel Cormier showed he is a good guy with his support of Jones during this troubled time, although Twitter wasn’t as positive. Now UFC president Dana White has given a statement about his marquee champion’s current pickle:
“”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.”
Now check out the rather amusing reaction by Joe Rogan to the Jon Jones drug test news:
So the saga of “Bones” and his rather controversial antics continue. From being the most talented champion in recent times, to showing a truly dark side, the young man is truly an enigma. There are likely many happy Jones detractors out there at the moment, but if “DC” can show support, then we all should really.
We’ll keep you updated as more news breaks on the Jon Jones drug test fail and aftermath, but it looks like it is essentially getting swept under the rug by the UFC. Is this a good or bad thing? According to Brian Stann of FOX Sports, this is nt a good thing for Jones’ popularity. The lhw champion released the following statement:
— America’s Pregame (@AmericasPregame) January 7, 2015
Stay tuned for updates….