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UFC and Dana White respond to Jon Jones drug test

Endicott native Jon "Bones" Jones announced Tuesday that he was entering a drug treatment facility after a random drug test on December 4th resulted in a positive test for cocaine. The Nevada Athletic Commission follows World Anti-Doping Agency code which does not list cocaine as a banned substance for competition.

In a statement released by UFC, they're standing by their champ:
"We support UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones' decision to enter a drug treatment facility to address his recent issue. While we are disappointed in the failed test, we applaud him for making this decision to enter a drug treatment facility. Jon is a strong, courageous fighter inside the Octagon, and we expect him to fight this issue with the same poise and diligence. We commend him on his decision, and look forward to him emerging from this program a better man as a result."

UFC President Dana White also released a statement:
"I am proud of Jon Jones for making the decision to enter a drug treatment facility. I'm confident that he'll emerge from this program like the champion he truly is."

Daniel Cormier commented on the failed test result, quasi-supporting Jones wishing him luck in his treatment and hopes that the champ can get things in order. In regards to how it affected their title fight on Saturday, Cormier said "it doesn't change the outcome."
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