Manager to NSAC: ‘Jon Jones can do coke, but this girl can’t take a flower?’

Ashley Evans Smith

Yesterday we learned that UFC bantamweight fighter, Ashley Evans-Smith will likely be suspended, following an NSAC hearing on Monday, for using a banned substance to help her lose weight.

She denies the allegations, however, the NSAC’s rulings, and drug tests are rarely overturned.

The fighter manager fired off at the NSAC, through MMAFighting.com:

“All her supplements are protein or flower- and plant-based,” McLeish said. “They said it wasn’t a plant-based one.”

McLeish said Evans-Smith is “embarrassed” by the charge and he doesn’t get why she is facing discipline while Jon Jones is not for testing positive for cocaine a month before his fight at UFC 182.

“It’s not performance-enhancing or anything,” McLeish said of diuretics. “I don’t understand why they’re talking about her doing diuretics, but Jon Jones did cocaine and nothing is happening to him. Cocaine is OK, because it’s out of competition? He was in training camp.”