UFC Champ Jon Jones Spent Only One Night in Rehab
The MMA world was in shock last Wednesday when it was revealed UFC light heavyweight Champion Jon Jones random drug test ahead of UFC 182 came back positive for Cocaine Dec 23rd and still was allowed to fight in the Jan 3rd main event against Daniel Cormier. Jones immediatly entered himself in rehab which many in MMA gave him props for doing so. Now we learn “Bones” only spent one night in rehab.
According to CBS affiliate WBNG Action Sports, the 27-year-old fighter left the rehab program after just one night, but Jones’ mother, Camille Jones, commented on the situation and said he will continue to learn more about the subject.
“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,” Camille Jones said. “So this is a good thing as far as our family is concerned, so we wasn’t upset. Me and my husband considered it a blessing from God that our child was able to be helped and know that he need to stop and know that he needed the assistance to stop before it came to something worse.”
“When he tested positive, my first question was, do you have a problem, a serious problem?” she said. “And then he told me what happened. Jon is usually very honest with me, so he told me what happened. I was like, good for you….good. You needed to be caught, it was just timing.
“You know, it did not affect his game, it was not in his system during the fight, so he’s still a good athlete. So before something becomes serious of it, I was glad it was nipped in the butt.”
According to the report Jones is planning on attending the AFC championship game this Sunday. His younger brother Chandler Jones plays for the New England Patriots, while older brother Arthur Jones plays for the Indianapolis Colts.
What do you think fight fans, is one night in rehab enough for the Champ?