UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones failed a drug test prior to his fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 182 over the weekend and has entered rehab.
The random test, administered on December 4th, revealed benzoylecgonine (the primary metabolite of cocaine). The results were available on December 23, 2014, according to MMAJunkie.com.
Jones’ fight against Cormier was not halted because benzoylecgonine is not banned out of competition by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
We’ve linked to UFC’s statement on the matter in the Tweet below:
You can read it and a followup from UFC President Dana White below:
STATEMENT FROM THE UFC:
“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.”
STATEMENT FROM DANA WHITE, UFC PRESIDENT
“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.”