It is being reported on various sports news sites that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones entered rehab this morning for the usage of cocaine.
Jone Jones who successfully defended his title at UFC182 against long time rival Daniel Cormier this past Saturday apparently tested positive for Benzoylecgonine (a substance found in Cocaine that shows up in urine) prior to his bout with Cormier.
Because Benzoylecgonine isn’t a performance enhancing drug the Navada State Athletic Commission can not punish Jones.
Jones made a public statement and had this to say about the matter
“With the support of my family, I have entered into a drug treatment facility,” Jones said in a statement released to Yahoo!. “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.”
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Now I may not particularly like Jones but I do hope he gets the help that he needs. On behalf of everyone here at WrestleNewsBlog we would like to extend prayers to the champ.
What do you guys think of this shocking news? Further more do you think things like Cocaine should be a substance fighters get penalized for? Sound off in the comments