Since I just weighed in on the New England Patsies and everything that’s gone on with “Deflate Gate”, I figured I’d pound some keys to the tune of Jon “Bones” Jones and how he tested positive for cocaine. Now, I’m almost three weeks too late posting about this, but what the hell.
Fighters — or boxers — using cocaine isn’t a foreign or new concept. I believe Joe Louis was using cocaine and heroin during his career in the ’30s and ’40s. Mike Tyson was doing coke and enjoying hookers before defending his title. He was high off his ass the night he lost the WBC, IBF, WBA heavyweight titles to Buster Douglas in 1990.
I’m not going to sit here and chastise “Bones” Jones. He’s become the supervillain the sports/MMA media has made him out to be. Of course it’s wrong to do what he’s done. He’ll probably continue to do it. He wasn’t punished. After the UFC hesitated on what to do, they fined him $25,000, a slap on the wrist for a guy who’s the light heavyweight champion of the UFC world and has two brothers in the NFL.
Also, the UFC knew about his positive cocaine test for about a month since it was found out sometime after December 4th, and UFC 182 was on January 3rd. If anybody should be criticized, it’s the UFC, but then again, it’s all about business and the dollar signs, folks, and there was no way in hell the UFC would have tinkered with changing around the card on January 3rd when they knew it was going to draw extreme interest!