BROKEN BONES: Jon Jones breaks down in tears, revealed the extent of his torment following a failed dr:ugs test.
And the troubled star, who has had run-ins with the law, as well as a failed drug test for cocaine, now finds himself staring a two-year ban in the face after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.
Jon Jones wipes away tears as he answers questions from the media at an MGM Grand press conferenceCredit: Per Haljestam
Jones denied knowingly taking a banned substance following his failed drug test notification by USADACredit: Per Haljestam
Jones, flanked by PR representative Denise White and manager Malki Kawa, faced the media at the MGM Grand for the first time following his removal from the UFC 200 fight card.
Neither Jones nor Kawa specified the substance he had tested positive for, but the suggestion was that he had taken a tainted supplement.
Jones explained that he was completely unaware of anything that could have triggered the positive test, saying: “There’s a few things that have nothing to do with performance that I’ve tried. Right now, I’m trying to think of everything I’ve taken.”
The former undisputed light-heavyweight champion was set to challenge for his old title at UFC 200Credit: Per Haljestam
Jones was scheduled to take on Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 200 in an attempt to reclaim the UFC light-heavyweight title he never lost in the Octagon.
And the interim champion apologised to rival Cormier, explaining: “I want to apologise to Daniel Cormier. I know this fight means a lot to him. And it means a lot to me.”