Prior to his UFC 182 title defense against Daniel Cormier earlier this year in Las Vegas, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive for cocaine metabolites in an out-of-competition drug test administered by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
There's just one little problem (and it wasn't this).
Cocaine was not on the list of banned substances; therefore, it cannot be considered a failed drug test. In addition, the commission has yet to explain why the test was even administered in the first place, or why the result -- which carries no penalty -- was shared with the general public.
A fact not lost on Jones, who told MMA Fighting he's not ready to move on just yet.
"I do have a great legal team behind me. We haven't quite completely let it go. We wanna see what went wrong and what could be done about it. I'm not gonna comment too much on that whole situation, but I aware that there was some foul play in the whole situation and right now I'm kinda weighing my options."
Not coincidentally, the results of the test were only revealed after UFC 182 went down (and everyone got paid).
That constitutes foul play as far as Jones is concerned, and he's letting his attorneys consider any and all possible legal ramifications. In the meantime, "Bones" is preparing to put his 205-pound title on the line at UFC 187 against light heavyweight slugger Anthony Johnson.
Hopefully without the help of those "idiots."