UFC president Dana White disputes Jon Jones’ reason for hiding from drug testers in 2015. According to White, the Nevada Athletic Commission does not test for marijuana, which Jones feared to have in his system at the time.
- Five years ago, reports about Jones hiding from a random drug test in his gym began circulating online. During his lengthy Twitter spat with Israel Adesanya two weeks ago, “Bones” confirmed the aforementioned reports.
- According to Jones, he hid from the Nevada Athletic Commission representative out of fear of a positive test because he “had just smoked a blunt” at the time. But according to White, the NAC does not test for cannabis unless a fighter is in competition.
- Jones has a history with both recreational substances and performance-enhancing drugs. He tested positive for cocaine in 2015, sending him to rehab. In 2017, he was found to have Turinabol in his system, urging the UFC to strip him of his light heavyweight title.