UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones tested positive for cocaine following a random drug screening done by the NSAC on Dec. 3, 2014.
As a result Jones has entered into drug rehab.
UFC officials have released the following statement.
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.
UFC President Dana White also addressed the situation:
“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.”