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Bones Nose: Twitter reacts to Jon Jones testing positive for cocaine prior to UFC 182

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And the reaction was mixed to say the least.

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Earlier today (Tues., Jan. 6, 2015) news broke that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, tested positive for cocaine metabolites prior to his title defense against Daniel Cormier, which went down last weekend (Sat. Jan. 3, 2015) at UFC 182.

Not only was the mixed martial arts (MMA) community caught off guard with the revelation, but surprised and downright flabbergasted that the news was made public after his championship fight, which went down from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to this report, since Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) follows the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) policies -- and benzoylecgonine is not on the out-of-competition banned substance list -- a punishment could not be levied against Jones. As a result, he was allowed to defend his 205-pound strap.

Needless to say, many prominent MMA figures didn't take too kindly to the alarming news.

Check out their Twitter reactions:

And of course, many quickly whipped out their Photoshop skills to add insult to injury:

UFC President Dana White offered up his reaction (read it), saying that he is proud of Jones for voluntarily entering a rehab center. Daniel Cormier also offered up some encouraging words for his bitter rival.

Jones passed a second test prior to his UFC 182 victory over "DC" last Saturday night. Regardless, as previously mentioned, he has since entered a drug rehabilitation facility.

You've seen the reactions ... what's yours?