Like so much of the MMA world, UFC President Dana White was in absolute shock over Jon Jones’ recent failed drug test.
“Obviously it’s brutal,” White told reporters. “It’s unbelievable. Unbelievable. I’m sure I feel the same way every one of you felt when you heard it. Unbelievable.”
The UFC president also referred to Jones as “the best ever,” which was why he believed this incident was so unfortunate.
Earlier, this UFC released a statement about Jon Jones on its website:
The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Jon Jones of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an in-competition sample collected following his weigh-in on July 28, 2017.
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Jones, as it relates to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy and future UFC participation. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) also retains jurisdiction over this matter as the sample collection was performed the day before Jones’ bout at UFC 214 in Anaheim, CA, and USADA will work to ensure that the CSAC has the necessary information to determine its proper judgment of Jones’ potential anti-doping violation.
Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.
You can watch the rest of Dana White’s interview below:
Dana White – LIVE talking about Jon Jones
Posted by MMAuno.com on Tuesday, August 22, 2017