Jon Jones didn’t appear pleased with drug test-related questions at the UFC 232 press conference on Thursday.
When a reporter asked Jones why this event was the third time his fights were overshadowed by positive test results, Jones replied, “next question,” according to Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
After failing to receive a detailed response, the reporter asked UFC president Dana White why the bout with Alexander Gustafsson was scheduled instead of handing the former light heavyweight champion a suspension.
Before White could finish his answer, Jones interrupted, saying “someone take the mic from her. You suck. Do better at journalism.”
A test Jones took earlier this month revealed a residual amount of turinabol, the substance that led to his most recent suspension from the sport in 2017.
The drug testing abnormality resulted in the UFC moving Saturday’s card from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, as The Nevada State Athletic Commission wouldn’t have had adequate time to investigate the matter and clear Jones to fight.
UFC’s vice president of athlete health and performance Jeff Novitzky said Jones isn’t currently in violation of USADA’s drug-testing program.
Copyright © 2019 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.