- According to Jones, he was hiding from representatives of the Nevada Athletic Commission at the time because he had “just smoked a blunt” and feared a failed drug test.
- Cormier fired back, stating it was the “dumbest excuse” he’d ever heard. He also questioned Jones’ coaches for seemingly condoning such behavior.
- Jones has a colorful history of positive drug tests. The 33-year-old ex-light heavyweight champion tested positive for cocaine in early 2015, leading him to a short rehab stint. Two years later, he popped for performance-enhancing drug Turinabol, which resulted in the stripping of his UFC title.