Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones says many great athletes, like himself, have used cocaine.
In a recent interview with Bleacher Report, Jones openly discussed his past use of cocaine.
“As far as me doing coke before a fight, that’s not me trying to be a bad guy. That’s me frickin’ doing a bump. you know, at a party,” Jones said.
“The truth of the matter is, you’d be surprised how many people have done coke. I’ve been around some of the greatest athletes in the country. Athletes with a lot bigger names than me do coke. But people don’t talk about it.”
Jones continued to say that he was never addicted to the drug, and he only ever did it to have a good time.
“I understand these things are illegal. And once you get caught doing it, it’s humiliating. But at the same time, I’m not an addict or anything like that,” Jones said.
“You don’t see me walking around weighing fucking 100 pounds with my teeth rotting out and scabs all over my face.”
Jones is currently scheduled to fight UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 214 on July 29.