Report: Jon Jones’ drug rehabilitation stint lasted one night

After testing positive for cocaine metabolites last week, Jon Jones entered a drug rehabilitation facility, where it was believed he would spend a significant…

By: Karim Zidan | 9 years ago
Report: Jon Jones’ drug rehabilitation stint lasted one night
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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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Karim Zidan
Karim Zidan

Karim Zidan is a investigative reporter and feature writer focusing on the intersection of sports and politics. He has written for BloodyElbow since 2014 and has served as an associate editor since 2016. He also writes for The New York Times and The Guardian. Karim has been invited to speak about his work at numerous universities, including Princeton, and was a panelist at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival and the Oslo Freedom Forum. He also participated in the United Nations counter-terrorism conference in 2021. His reporting on Ramzan Kadyrov’s involvement in MMA, much of which was done for Bloody Elbow, has led to numerous award nominations, and was the basis of an award-winning HBO Real Sports documentary.

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