After testing positive for cocaine metabolites last week, Jon Jones entered a drug rehabilitation facility, where it was believed he would spend a significant period of time in to better himself and overcome his addiction.
However, according to a recent report, it appears that the UFC light-heavyweight champion’s stint was far shorter than many anticipated.
According to the champ’s mother, Camille Jones, the UFC star left the facility after just one night.
“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 told WBNG Action Sports. “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.”
While disappointed with her son’s decision, Camille was confident that this incident would not impact Jones’ future or his profession.
“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 bud.”
It was also reported that Jones plans to attend the AFC title game this coming Sunday.
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