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UFC Quick Quote: Jon Jones is not a drug addict

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"Everybody was talking about, 'Oh, he really didn't go to rehab.' He went for a 24-hour evaluation into rehab. They evaluated him for 24 hours. When the 24 hours was up they said, 'You are not an addict.' Okay? But my thing was if you're doing that four weeks before the biggest fight of your life there's some type of problem there. There's something wrong. He's doing out-patient counseling now. He's talking to counselors. I just want to make sure ... this kid has so much talent. It's always the guys with tons of talent that you go, 'Why is this guy doing this?' I want to try to help the guy."

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White promised that mixed martial arts (MMA) fans would understand why reigning light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was in and out of rehab in 24 hours, once the truth came out about his treatment. If his conversation with Jim Rome (via MMA Fighting) is any indication of what the truth really is, then I'm not sure why it was such a secret to begin with. Either way, "Bones" is being counseled following a positive drug test for cocaine, but will not miss any time inside the cage (despite this). That has to come as a relief to Anthony Johnson, who will battle Jones for the belt at UFC 187 in May, barring any more pre- and post-fight shenanigans.