Though he has refrained from using social media, disgraced pound-for-pound Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) star Jon Jones reads the mixed martial arts (MMA) press.
"Bones," along with Invicta FC featherweight champion Cristiane Justino, caught wind of a recent report examining how his employer attempted to cover up a shady drug test by former foe Vitor Belfort prior to their main event at the UFC 152 pay-per-view (PPV) back in Sept. 2012.
Safe to say he isn't happy, according to manager Malki Kawa:
Hey Ben, he's very angry about this. "@benfowlkesMMA: A few takeaways from the Deadspin story on Vitor ... http://t.co/TNF81ztUFm— malki kawa (@malkikawa) September 24, 2015
Jones, who is currently set for a plea hearing on Sept. 29, 2015 for a case in which he was found to be the perpetrator of a hit-and-run accident back in April, defeated "The Phenom" inside Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada via fourth-round submission.
UFC has yet to comment on the report detailing Belfort's drug test and subsequent allowance to fight in the Octagon north of the border.
This news will certainly have an effect on any recent progress -- Roy Nelson would argue not -- by United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which became the head administrator for UFC's new drug-testing policy that went into effect last July.
The vacant light heavyweight title Jones gave up because of his pending legal matter has since been strapped around the waist of former rival Daniel Cormier, who defends his new hardware for the first time against -- what do you know -- another foe of Jones, Alexander Gustafsson, at UFC 192 on Oct. 3, 2015.
More on that upcoming event here.