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Midnight Mania! Dana White speaks on Jon Jones hiding under the cage, ‘They don’t test for marijuana’

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This is not the first time UFC President Dana White has been forced to offer his take on a Jon Jones scandal. He’s both defended and berated Jones over the years, but the latest incident seems to have him more befuddled than anything else.

To recap, after years of rumors and speculation, Jones finally admitted that he hid under an Octagon to avoid a Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) drug test. He also explained away the offense, blaming a recent blunt for his impromptu game of hide-and-seek.

When asked about a potential statute of limitations regarding Jones avoidance of the drug test, White broke down the situation, “They don’t test for marijuana. If what he was worried about was marijuana, they don’t test for marijuana in the pre-testing. If it was within the fight window, he would have been here and gotten tested anyway.

“I don’t know anything about that. But, unless you’re in competition, they’re not testing for marijuana anyway.”

So, if not marijuana, what was Jones worried about?

Before cutting right to the worst-case scenario, there’s some history here. White is correct that NSAC (and USADA) are not supposed to test for street drugs out of competition. However, NSAC did break their own system by testing an out-of-competition sample from Jones for cocaine! After he failed, the information was made public!

Jones certainly has reasons to be wary.

Regardless, the whole situation is a strange one, and it has to be asked: why would “Bones” admit it in the first place?


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