Jon Jones 24 Hour Stay in Rehab

Tue Jan 13, 2015 13:08:00PM

UFC 103 Franklin vs. Belfort - American Airlines Center - Dallas, TexasBy: Elias
The UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones recently tested positive for cocaine. After the test had conclusive results the fighter spent only one day in rehab to, "cure" himself. I do not understand how this is possible. And I'm not speaking on just the usage of the drugs. I am confused as to how the league would keep his last few fights as wins without question. There also needs to be further tests in the near future to be 100% sure that there is no condition changing substances in him. If you ask me, at least his last fight against Daniel Cormier should be ruled as void and a rematch should ensue.

A small amount of cocaine in someone like Jones before a fight can turn him from a deadly fighter, to a super deadly fighter that is extremely hard to take down. It would be virtually impossible to stop someone from taking the drug just before a fight. Unless you had someone watching him constantly for at least two to three hours. Along with that, watching everyone of his people in the room and preparing his water bottles, equipment, etc, etc.

Now I am not saying Jones has not won all of his fights to date fairly. As I am just going off the facts that have been brought to attention to the public. It is just that those facts do not look good in his favor. If an athlete ever test positive for anything the specific league deems as a physical or mental enhancing substance, it brings into question his entire professional career. If at least that athlete's last few competitions.

Jones's mother Camille, came out with this statement shortly after the news hit: "I'm glad that this happened to Jon, this stopped him in his tracks, this let him know that he may need to change some friends, you know, because everyone is not for you for the best,". I completely agree with that statement. Sometimes all it takes is a scare to set someone on the right tracks again. It's quite obvious to me that Jones isn't a drug attic by any means. It would have been caught by now with as long as he has been in the sport.

What do you think? Do you think Jones should at least be penalized with void wins? Especially against Cormier with it being so recent. Or is his public scare enough to get him on the right track.
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To be fair, yes Jones did test positive. But it was for trace amounts. Meaning he wasn't 'coked up' for the fight. So the cocaine likely had no effect on the actual outcome itself. If anything, from my understandings of the sustance's after effects, it likely weakened his immune system, making it slightly more impressive that he was able to fight and win against such a stout opponent. Now that's certainly no excuse. And I agree. It should be voided out, and a rematch should ensue.
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Was also pretty entertaining to hear and see Joe Rogan's reaction to this news, in real time, as he heard it for the first time live on his podcast. Just youtube. Worth the watch for sure.