Prior to last weekend’s UFC 182 event Jon Jones received media inquiries from across the globe.
Many reporters got to spend time with the UFC champ in the lead up to his latest title defense, one of which was Deadspin’s Greg Howard.
Howard wrote an excellent piece on Jones before his last fight, praising his championship reign, and dominance in the cage. However following the champ’s recent drug testing failure, Howard tells a different story he uncovered during his initial Jones inquiry.
Check it: via deadspin.com
This doesn’t come out of nowhere. In reporting this story, I heard a lot of rumors about Jones’s cocaine use, some of which went past what you’d expect of a rich young celebrity in 2014. I left those alone partly because it’s a long way from rumor to solid fact and partly because, as evidenced by his success, whatever he’s been up to late at night hasn’t hurt his athletic performance much. This is worth noting just by way of saying that this is more likely than not something that actually could affect his career, as opposed to the result of one night’s bad decision. Just a few minutes ago, I got this text from a source close to Jones: Can’t believe it took this long for jon to pop on coke.