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MMA Crossfire – Jon Jones fined $25,000 by UFC for failed pre-UFC 182 drug test

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones was handed a $25,000 USD fine by the UFC today for a failed out-of-competition drug test prior to UFC 182.

Jones tested positive for cocaine metabolites according to Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) results.

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Jones (21-1-0) defeated Daniel Cormier by unanimous decision at UFC 182.

The money will be donated to a substance abuse prevention organization.

An sit-down one-on-one interview by Charissa Thompson with Jones discussing the situation is set to air Monday January 19th on UFC FOX Sports One at 11pm ET.

Jones will tallk about his short time in a drug treatment facility, and what his next steps will be.

Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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