UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been under heavy scrutiny ever since testing positive for cocaine in an out-of-competition test that awkwardly left the Nevada Athletic Commission nearly powerless to take any action. The UFC, on the other hand, did fine Jones $25,000 on Saturday due to his transgression being a violation of its Athlete Code of Conduct policy.
Jones, however, has been mum on the situation, almost immediately checking himself into a drug rehabilitation facility as soon as the positive drug test became public. That stint in rehab lasted all of one night, becoming a magnet for even more criticism.
UFC president Dana White said that once Jones “does his interview,” people would better understand the situation, and why Jones didn’t remain in the rehab facility.
That interview is coming on Monday night at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT on FOX Sports 1 in a pre-recorded interview with Charissa Thompson on FOX Sports Live.
We obviously know what will be addressed, but we also know the tone that the interview takes thanks to a preview clip that FOX Sports released over the weekend.
Jones says in part, “It’s just a really embarrassing situation. I am not a cocaine addict by any means. I just made a really dumb decision.”
Check out the preview clip below for the Monday’s interview when Jones talks about being fined $25,000 by the UFC, his short time in a drug treatment facility, and what his next steps will be.