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UFC: Jon Jones tested positive for cocaine in drug test

The light heavyweight champion of the UFC, Jon Jones, confessed on Tuesday that he has begun a rehabilitation program for cocaine use. This just 3 days after defending his crown for the eighth time against Daniel Cormier, at UFC 182.

This announcement by Jon Jones came after he tested positive in an anti-doping test conducted on December 4 by the Nevada Athletic Commission (CAN). ‘Bones’ tested positive for benzoylecgonine, which is the main metabolite of cocaine.

However, the CAN is governed by the code of the World Anti-Doping Agency, which does not recognize benzoylecgonine as a prohibited substance out of competition. For this reason they could not prevent Jon Jones from fighting at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas against Daniel Cormier.

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“With the support of my family, I have entered a drug treatment center. I want to apologize to my girlfriend, my children, as well as my mother, father and brothers for the mistake 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. So at this time my family and I would appreciate privacy, “Jon Jones told Yahoo Sports.

While Dana White, president of the UFC, gave his full support to Jon Jones at this difficult time in his career. “I am proud of Jon Jones for making the decision to enter a drug rehab center. I’m sure he will come out of said program like the champion that he is, ”he said.

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COMMUNICATION FROM THE UFC:

“We support the decision of Jon Jones, the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, to enter a drug rehab center. Although we are disappointed that you failed your drug test, we fully support you. Jon is a strong and courageous fighter in the Octagon, and we hope that he will overcome this problem with the same dedication that he gives to the sport. We congratulate him on his determination and hope that he comes out of this program a better man. ” (Taken from Depor.pe)

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